"Carte Reduite des Parties Septentrionales du Globe, Situees Entre l'Asie et l'Amerique pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Arctic Ocean
Period: 1758 (dated)
Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
13.6 x 8.3 inches
34.5 x 21.1 cm
Very unusual chart that shows only the northeast coastline of Canada with Baffin and Hudson Bay and the St. Lawrence River. On the other side is the northeast coastline of Asia with the Kamchatka peninsula. In between are a few small areas of coastline with notations concerning reported explorations, including those of Juan de Fuca, the Russian expeditions in 1728 and 1741, the reported Sea of the West and the English quests for a Northwest Passage via the Hudson Bay.
References: Kershaw #1115.
Issued folding, now flattened, on watermarked paper with minor printer's ink residue and light toning along the edges of the sheet.