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Auction 190, Lot 97

Bellin's Important, Large Format Map of North America

"Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale Depuis le 28 Degre de Latitude Jusqu'au 72", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial United States & Canada

Period: 1755 (dated)


Color: Black & White

33.9 x 22 inches
86.1 x 55.9 cm
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Detailed large chart that covers nearly all of North America. The West is mostly blank, coastlines are only partially delineated, the Sea of the West (La Mer de l'Ouest) is named but not delineated. There is also a River of the West flowing westward from Lake Winnipeg but ceasing near the Montagne de Pierre brillante suivant le report des Sauvages (mountain of brilliant stones as reported by the savages). The names of explorers responsible for discoveries are noted along the coasts. There is good detail of rivers, lakes, Indian nations, and forts in the interior. The handsome chart is adorned with a large, beautifully engraved title cartouche and a second cartouche contains the legend and three distance scales. This is the third state with the price Prix. Cinquante Sols at bottom right.

References: McGuirk #46; Tooley (MCC-96) #762.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with light soiling and an archivally repaired centerfold separation at bottom.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,900

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 11/16/2022