"Carte de la Baye de Hudson, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Eastern Canada, Hudson Bay
Period: 1757 (dated)
Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
11.9 x 8.6 inches
30.2 x 21.8 cm
Handsome example of this chart of the Hudson Bay and Labrador, depicting the mountains and coastal features and including numerous forts. There is a note in French in the far northwest corner of the map explaining that the English had searched for a Northwest Passage in that region, but it did not exist. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche.
References: Kershaw #461; Protinaro & Knirsch, p. 242; Sellers & Van Ee #304.
A crisp impression on watermarked paper with light toning and foxing. The right margin has been extended with old paper to accommodate framing.