Auction 167, Lot 65

"Karte von dem Laufe des Flusses St. Laurenz von Seiner Mundung an bis uber Quebec zu der Allgemeinen Historie der Reisen", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: St. Lawrence River, Canada

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Land…

Color: Black & White

11.9 x 7.6 inches
30.2 x 19.3 cm

This fascinating map by Bellin details the course of the St. Lawrence River from Anticosti Island and the mouth west to beyond Quebec. Many rocks and shoals are shown in the river as well as numerous villages and forts lining the shore. The map is decorated with a rococo-style cartouche that includes a distance scale. From a German edition published in 1758 by Johann Joachim Schwabe.

References: Kershaw #636.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with very faint offsetting. Issued folding.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 3/28/2018