Auction 169, Lot 123

"Carte du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent Depuis son Embouchure Jusqu'au Dessus de Quebec. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: St. Lawrence River, Canada

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 7.5 inches
30 x 19.1 cm

Nice example of the second state of this copper engraved map, published by La Harpe circa 1780-86. The map details the course of the St. Lawrence River from Anticosti Island and the mouth west to beyond Quebec. It details many rocks and shoals in the river with numerous villages and forts located along the shore. Decorated with a rococo-style cartouche that includes a distance scale.

References: Kershaw #627.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with a hint of offsetting and faint, scattered foxing that is mostly confined to the blank margins. There are two damp stains along the bottom edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/12/2018