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Auction 188, Lot 344

"Carte de l'Ocean Occidental et Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee pour l'Intelligence du Journal du Voyage...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: North Atlantic

Period: 1744 (dated)


Color: Black & White

14.9 x 9.8 inches
37.8 x 24.9 cm
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Attractive chart of the Atlantic, from about 15° north latitude with rhumb lines radiating from 32 points topped with a fleur-de-lys. A good portion of Europe and Africa is depicted, but with only a few coastal place names. Most of the settled parts of North America are mapped with the interior topography shown. The British colonies and French Louisiane are both delineated, and several French sea routes are shown. The map is based on information from the 1720 journal of Charlevoix. Engraved by Desbruslins.

References: Tooley (MCC-96) #711.

Condition: A

Folding as issued with a trace of offsetting and light toning and tiny chips along the edges of the sheet. Binder's tear and a fold separation both just touching neatline.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/22/2022