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Auction 182, Lot 450

"Carte Reduite des Parties Septentrionales du Globe, Situees Entre l'Asie et l'Amerique pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Arctic Ocean

Period: 1777 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 8.2 inches
34.3 x 20.8 cm
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Very unusual chart that shows only the northeast coastline of Canada with Baffin and Hudson Bay and the St. Lawrence River. On the other side is the northeast coastline of Asia with the Kamchatka peninsula. In between are a few small areas of coastline with notations concerning reported explorations, including those of Juan de Fuca, the Russian expeditions in 1728 and 1741, the reported Sea of the West and the English quests for a Northwest Passage via the Hudson Bay. Engraved by A. Krevelt.

References: Kershaw #1117.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet, issued folding with a small spot in the image at top left.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 4/28/2021