Place Published: [Paris]
Date Published: 1744
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
SCARCE EARLY MAP OF NEWFOUNDLAND
First edition. Paper flat size: 14-1/4 x 11-1/4 inches with left border no. 21 imprinted. Was folded, now flat and has been cleaned and deacidified, good condition.
References: Kershaw 515, p.155 ;
Detailed map of Newfoundland, with the neighboring Esquimaux Country and part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The map shows a part of the mainland at upper left and includes the Strait of Belle Isle and part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. There is no inland detail, but there are a remarkable number of place names along the coastline. The bay and harbor of Plaisance, a former French colony, is noted on the southern coast. Several shoals and fishing banks are indicated through stippling in the sea, with soundings noted. Dressée par N.B. Ingenieur au Dépost des Cartes et Plans de la Marine". "Dheulland sculp." Two visual scales [92 mm=50 lieues communes de France] and [92 mm=40 lieues marines de France et d'Angleterre]. Prime meridian: Paris.
The map was produced for Charlevoix's 1744 Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle France.
Good. Item #8611