"Carte de l'Acadie et Pais Voisins pour Servir a l'Histoire des Etablissemens Europeens", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Nova Scotia, Canada
Period: 1773 (published)
Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatif
Color: Hand Color
12.8 x 8.1 inches
32.5 x 20.6 cm
This elegant map by Bellin covers all of Nova Scotia including Cape Breton. Prince Edward Island, here called Isle Saint Jean, is shown in good detail, and Nova Scotia is in part named as Acadie. South of Nova Scotia numerous banks are noted where "la Peche est tres bonne" (the fish are very good). The Micmac tribe is named near Shelburne. A decorative rococo-style cartouche appears at bottom right. This is the third state of the map, with the number 37 at bottom right in manuscript.
References: Kershaw #786.
A nice impression with full contemporary color on watermarked paper with a few minor spots in map image.