"Carte du Cours du Fleuve de Saint Laurent Depuis la Mer Jusqu'a Quebec, en Deux Feuilles ... IIe. Feuille", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: St. Lawrence River, Canada
Period: 1761 (dated)
Publication: Hydrographie Francoise
Color: Black & White
33.2 x 22.4 inches
84.3 x 56.9 cm
This is the first state of this large-scale sea chart that covers part of the St. Lawrence River from Anticosti Island to Outards River. It includes insets of the Sept Isles in the Cote-Nord region of eastern Quebec, Isles of Mingan, and a coastal view of Manicouagan. The detailed map has rhumb lines emanating from a fantastic compass rose and a baroque-style title cartouche.
References: Kershaw #655.
A sharp impression on a watermarked sheet with a small ink spot in the title cartouche, and a couple short edge tears just entering the neatline at top that have been closed on verso with archival materials.