Auction 161, Lot 123

"Carte de la Baye de Hudson, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Eastern Canada, Hudson Bay

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 8.8 inches
30.5 x 22.4 cm

Handsome example of this chart of the Hudson Bay and Labrador, depicting the mountains and coastal features and including numerous forts. There is a note in French in the far northwest corner of the map explaining that the English had searched for a Northwest Passage in that region, but it did not exist. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche.

References: Kershaw #461; Protinaro & Knirsch, p. 242; Sellers & Van Ee #304.

Condition: B+

Light toning with a few tiny spots of foxing on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Unsold

Closed on 2/8/2017

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