Auction 173, Lot 68

"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

Size:
12 x 8.8 inches
30.5 x 22.4 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.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet of watermarked paper, issued folding with two small spots in the image.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/5/2019

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