Carte de L'Isle D'Orleans et du passage de la traverse dans le Fleuve St. Laurent
Place Published: [Paris]
Date Published: 1744
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
First edition. Quebec city is located at the western edge of the map. This map centres on the Ile d'Orleans. It covers the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City east to Isle-aux-Grues. Good topographical detail with names along the banks of the river and anchorage, hazards, and navigable channels are identified. Engraved by Dheulland.
Paper flat size: 10-3/4 x 7-1/2 inches to the neat-line with right border having #12 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 3 inch top left border lacking, otherwise, good condition.
References: Kershaw II, #621 p.245 ;
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 #8617