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Auction 167, Lot 63

"Carte de la Baye de Hudson", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Eastern Canada, Hudson Bay

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication: Histoire et Description Generale de la Nouvelle France

Color: Black & White

11.5 x 8.4 inches
29.2 x 21.3 cm

This chart of Hudson Bay and Labrador depicts the coastal features and includes the forts of Rupert, Monsoni, St. Germain, and Bourbon. Inland, detail is limited to rivers and a few places names. Two notations identify the discoveries of Middleton in 1742. A simple title cartouche incorporates two distance scales. Engraver's imprint, Desbruslins Sculpsit, at lower right. An uncommon issue that pre-dates numerous Hudson Bay maps issued later by Bellin.

References: Kershaw #423.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with an area of light soiling and minor toning.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 3/28/2018