Place Published: Paris
Publisher: Chez Rolin
Date Published: 1744
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
First edition. Copper engraved map. This map of Hudson Bay and Labrador depicts the coastal features and includes the forts of Rupert, Monsoni, St. Germain, and Bourbon. Inland, detail is limited to rivers and a few places names. A title cartouche incorporates two distance scales. Engraver's imprint, Desbruslins Sculpsit at lower right. An uncommon issue.
Condition: Was folded now flat. Three tiny pin holes on right inside neat line and some loss of paper on the left margin both not affecting the map. Faint image offsetting, otherwise good condition.
Kershaw II, entry 423, Plate 287 p.81
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 #7579