"[Lot of 2] Carte du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent Depuis son Embouchure Jusqu'au Dessus de Quebec. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages [and] Suite du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent, Depuis Quebec Jusqu au Lac Ontario", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: St. Lawrence River, Canada
Period: 1757 (dated)
Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
11.9 x 7.5 inches
30.2 x 19.1 cm
A. Carte du Cours du Fleuve de St Laurent Depuis son Embouchure Jusqu'au Dessus de Quebec. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages (11.9 x 7.5"). Nice example of the second state of this copper engraved map, published by La Harpe circa 1780-86. The map details the course of the St. Lawrence River from Anticosti Island and the mouth west to beyond Quebec. It details many rocks and shoals in the river with numerous villages and forts located along the shore. Decorated with a rococo-style cartouche that includes a distance scale.
B. Suite du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent Depuis Quebec Jusqu'au Lac Ontario... (11.3 x 7.6"). A detailed map of the region between Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River to Quebec. The map extends to Lake Champlain and Lake George, as well as Lake Nepessing in Michigan, with numerous portages named on the interconnecting waterways. Locates Montreal. There are a number of forts named, including Ft. Toronto, Ft. Oswego, and Ft. Georges.
References: Kershaw #627 & #632.
Sharp impressions on bright sheets of watermarked paper, issued folding with a hint of offsetting and light toning along the edges of the sheets.