Carte du cours de la rivière du Saguenay appelée par les sauvages Pitchitaouichetz est l’oeuvre de Nicolas Bellin, ingénieur de la marine
Place Published: [Paris]
Date Published: 1744
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
First edition, first state. Paper flat size: 11-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches to the neat-line with right border having #11 sideways. Was folded, now flat and has been cleaned and deacidified, but with some old light stains on the bottom 10% and 1/4 x 4 inch top left border lacking, otherwise, good condition.
This copper-engraved map shows the Saguenay River in Quebec, which flows from Lac St.-Jean into the St. Lawrence River and places of the Saguenay, often of Native American in origin, the best known at the time to navigators and explorers. The map shows two major fur trading outpost settlements along the Saguenay River at Tadoussac and Chicoutimi and the road to Lake Saint Charles.
References: Kershaw IV, 1002 p.2 ;
The map was produced for Charlevoix's 1744 Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle France.
Jacques Nicolas Bellin 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.
Guillaume Dheulland was a French master engraver and draughtsman was most known for his large Plan of Paris in 1756. He also engraved for famous cartographers such as Charlevoix, Bellin, Cassini and Prevost.
Good. Item #8615