Carte du fonds de la Baye de Hudson, que les Anglois appellent Baye James
Place Published: [Paris]
Date Published: 1744
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
First Edition. Paper flat size: 5-5/8 x 7-3/4 inches to the neat-line with right border having #38 sideways. Was folded, now flat and has been cleaned and deacidified, with 1/4 x 3-3/4 inch top right border lacking, otherwise, good condition. Engraver Desbruslins stated.
Copper engraved map. Covers area of James Bay, the southern appendage of Hudson's Bay, with Fort Rupert and the other rivers entering it. Scale 1:3,400,000 Echelle de Lieues Marines de France.
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.
Desbruslins active 18th century, engraver.
Good. Item #8623