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Auction 184, Lot 153

"Carte du Detroit entre le Lac Superieur et le Lac Huron, avec le Sault Sainte Marie et le Poste de Michillimakinac…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Great Lakes

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication: Histoire et Description Generale de la Nouvelle France

Color: Hand Color

6.2 x 8.2 inches
15.7 x 20.8 cm
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Small map of the strategic passage in the Upper Lakes system, which was so important to the colonial fur trade. Shows Lake Superior and Huron connected by the Straits of Mackinac and depicts numerous islands, forts, and missions. Adorned with a nice compass rose. Engraved by Desbruslins.

References: Kershaw #945; Sabin #12136.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed with very light offsetting. Trimmed to neatline at right and lower left and remargined.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/15/2021