Auction 98, Lot 107

"Partie du Cours du Fleuve de Saint Laurent… [on sheet with] Carte du Cours du Fleuve de Saint Laurent depuis Quebec jusqu'a la Mer…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

Period: 1761 (published)

Publication: Hydrographie Francoise Recueil des Cartes Marines Generales et Particulieres

Color: Black & White

34 x 22 inches
86.4 x 55.9 cm

Two charts horizontally oriented with terrific detail of the rivers and shoreline. Decorated with three rococo-style cartouches and rhumb lines. This being the rarer first state with no page numbers or imprints outside the neatline and with fleur-de-lys for arrows on the major rhumb lines. Includes a photocopy of the title page.

References: Phillips (A) #590; Kershaw #650.

Condition: A+

Beautiful impression on a full sheet of thick hand laid paper with large watermark. Remarkably good condition for this large chart.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $550

Closed on 3/6/2002