"Carte Reduite des Mers du Nord pour Servir aux Vaisseaux Francais Dressee au Depost des Cartes et Plans de la Marine...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: North Atlantic
Period: 1751 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
34.9 x 21.8 inches
88.6 x 55.4 cm
This large chart is centered roughly on Iceland and covers from the eastern shores of Canada through Greenland to Scandinavia and Britain. The coastlines are intricately drawn with coastal place names the only detail. A fine chart with decorative title cartouche and rhumb lines. The engraved seal of the Depot de la Marine is at bottom right along with the price: "Prix Cinquante Sols." Printed on two joined sheets.
A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a large eagle watermark, a dampstain west of Greenland, and an archivally repaired tear in the left blank margin.