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Auction 168, Lot 121

"Carte des Parties du Nord-Ouest de l'Amerique Suivant les Voyages de Middleton et d Ellis en 1742 et 1746...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Hudson Bay, Canada

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

10.9 x 8.3 inches
27.7 x 21.1 cm

Very nicely engraved chart that covers most of Hudson Bay. It locates Fort Prince of Wales and Fort York, the Ottawa Islands (here the Bakers Dozen), the track of Henry Ellis in 1746, Repulse Bay, Buttons Bay, and more. Middleton explored Wager Inlet, Repulse Bay, and the northern part of Roes Welcome in search of a Northwest Passage via Hudson Bay in 1746. The map includes a large and decorative title cartouche at top left. It is dated 1753, but was published in 1759. At bottom left is "Tome XV" and at bottom right "No. 6".

References: Kershaw #456.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flat, on a watermarked sheet with a short fold separation at left that has been repaired with archival materials on verso. A binding trim at top right that has been replaced with old paper. Faint offsetting.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/6/2018