"Carte du Golphe de St. Laurent et Pays Voisins pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Eastern Canada
Period: 1780 (circa)
Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
14.3 x 8.8 inches
36.3 x 22.4 cm
This attractive, copper engraved map shows St. Lawrence Bay with Anticosti Island, Prince Edward Island (I. St Jean), Cape Breton Island (Isle Royale), Newfoundland and the adjacent mainland. The map is adorned with a decorative rococo-style cartouche. This is the second state, with "Tome 14. In 8o. Page 263" engraved at bottom right, outside of neatline.
References: Kershaw #590.
A crisp impression on a bright sheet of watermarked paper, issued folding with minor toning along the edges of the sheet.