"Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1745 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Maritime ou recueil des Cartes Reduites…
Color: Black & White
18.5 x 23.8 inches
47 x 60.5 cm
First state of this fine map of eastern Canada, showing the mouth of the St. Lawrence, the length of the river, the Maritime provinces and French claims in the region. This detailed map is a fine example of Bellin's engraving style and the extent of French exploration in the region. It is a revision of his own map of 1744 with a decorative title cartouche. This is the definitive map of Eastern Canada and was copied by numerous cartographers in the 18th century.
References: Kershaw #687.