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Auction 98, Lot 105

"A New and Correct Chart of the Coast of New Foundland from Cape Raze to Cape Bonavista, With Chebucto Harbour in Nova Scotia Done from the latest Observations", Mount & Page

Subject: Canada

Period: 1755 (circa)

Publication: The English Pilot: The Fourth Book

Color: Hand Color

39.7 x 16.5 inches
100.8 x 41.9 cm
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Large and handsome chart of the Avalon Peninsula. Inset titled "Chebucto Harbour: in Nova Scotia, Done from the Latest Observations" is one of the earliest plans of Halifax. Two insets with fancy rococo-style borders detail Trinity Harbour and St. John's Harbour. Bold and well engraved chart.

References: Kershaw #523.

Condition: B

Two hand laid sheets, joined as issued. Good impression indicates a pre-1775 issue with nice full coloring. Close margin at left with some paper laid in and a little facsimile on neatline.

Estimate: $600 - $750


Closed on 3/6/2002