Auction 170, Lot 121

"Carte de l'Acadie, Isle Royale, et Pais Voisins. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Nova Scotia, Canada

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

12.9 x 8.2 inches
32.8 x 20.8 cm

This strongly engraved map by Bellin covers all of Nova Scotia including Cape Breton. Prince Edward Island, here called Isle Saint Jean, is shown in good detail, and Nova Scotia is in part named as Acadie. South of Nova Scotia numerous banks are noted where 'la Pesche est tres bonne' (the fish are very good). The Micmac tribe is named near Shelburne. This map was published shortly after the 1755 expulsion of Acadians from this region. Although the Acadians were able to come back in 1764, many had settled in Louisiana and did not return.

References: Kershaw #783.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with minor toning, faint offsetting, and a few small spots of foxing. There is an archivally repaired tear confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/14/2018