Date Published: 1744
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
First edition. Copper engraved map. Image size to neat line: 11-1/4 x 7-7/8 inches Saint Anns Bay (N.S.). Port Dauphin is now Englishtown on Cape Breton island, Victoria Province, Nova Scotia. This map also has an inset view of "Fort Dauphin". The fort is "planned for defense of the harbor entry of Port Dauphin". Very detailed, showing many place names ( Pointe Rouge, Isles Siboux, Grandee entree de Labrador etc). Attractive Compass Rose. "Par N.B. Ing. au D. de la M." Visual scales. Includes inset, "Fort projetté pour défendre l'entreé du Port Dauphin.
Condition: Was folded now flat. Some loss of paper on the left margin, not affecting the map. Faint image offsetting, otherwise good condition.
Kershaw, Volume II, entry 517, p. 161:
From: Charlevoix, Pierre François Xavier de. Histoire et description general de la Nouvelle France. v. I. Paris : Chez Didor, 1744.
Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was one of the most important and proficient French cartographers of the mid-eighteenth century. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also Official Hydrographer to the French King.
Good. Item #7571