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Auction 94, Lot 92

"Carte Reduite des Costes Orientales de l'Amerique Septentrionale. 1st Feuille Contenant l'Isle Royale, l'Accadie, la Bay Francoise, la Nouvelle Angleterre et la Nouvelle Yorc …", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Canada and United States

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Depot de la Marine

Color: Black & White

35 x 21.5 inches
88.9 x 54.6 cm
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Scarce early issue of this superb large chart of the coast of New England from just below Long Island through Nova Scotia and including Prince Edward Island (here called 'St. Jean'). The coastline is extremely detailed and there is also good detail , particularly of the rivers, in the interior. The most significant feature is the large inset of Boston harbor, "Plan du Havre de Baston". The chart is very decorative with a large title cartouche, decorative engraving surrounding the inset, a large compass rose and rhumb lines. RESERVE $2,200.


Condition: A+

Printed on very heavy paper. A few scattered worm holes have been expertly filled, overall very fine condition for such a large sea chart.

Estimate: $2,750 - $3,250

Sold for: $2,300

Closed on 3/7/2001