Catalog Archive
Auction 168, Lot 117

"Suite de la Carte Reduite du Golphe de St. Laurent Contenant les Costes de Labrador Depuis Mecatina Jusqu'a la Baye des Esquimaux...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Labrador & Newfoundland, Canada

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication: L'Hydrographie Francoise...

Color: Black & White

22.4 x 35.8 inches
56.9 x 90.9 cm

This superb large-scale sea chart covers the coasts of Labrador and Newfoundland with the Strait of Belle Isle and part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in great detail. The chart is dominated by the huge decorative title cartouche. Light brown rhumb lines are printed from a secondary plate, added around the time of publication.

References: Tooley (MCC-96) #726.

Condition: B+

A dark and crisp impression on a sturdy watermarked sheet with a light smudge along the centerfold, minor offsetting, and marginal foxing and toning.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/6/2018