Auction 179, Lot 115

"Karte von der Hudsons Bay und Strasse zur Allgemeinen Historie der Reisen", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Eastern Canada, Hudson Bay

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Lande

Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 8.4 inches
29.2 x 21.3 cm

This is a German edition of this handsome chart of the Hudson Bay and Labrador, depicting the mountains and coastal features and including numerous forts. There is a note in German 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 rococo title cartouche.

References: Kershaw #464; cf. Portinaro & Knirsch, p. 242; cf. Sellers & Van Ee #304.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on a sheet with a bunch of grapes watermark, light foxing, and minor toning.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $85

Closed on 9/16/2020