"Carte de l'Ocean Occidental Dressee pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: North Atlantic
Period: 1746 (dated)
Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
18.3 x 12.7 inches
46.5 x 32.3 cm
This attractive chart of the North Atlantic is centered on a stunning 32-point compass rose and delineated with rhumb lines. A good portion of each of the continents is shown with major port cities named. The coast of North America is labeled with the colonies Florida, Georgie, Caroline, Virginie, Pensilvanie, Nouve. Angleterre, Ne. Ecosse, and Acadie. The important fishing banks of North America are prominently depicted. The Prime Meridian is shown through I. de Fer with an alternate Prime Meridian shown through Paris.
Issued folding on watermarked paper with a very faint dampstain at center, and a tiny edge tear at left that has been archivally repaired on verso.