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 #7 sideways. Was folded, now flat and has been cleaned and deacidified, with 1/4 x 3-3/4 inch top right border lacking, otherwise, very good condition. Engraver Desbruslins stated.
Copper engraved map of the Richelieu River, Lake Champlain and Lake George, with a portion of the St. Lawrence River. Lake George is called Lac du S. Sacrament, and it has an odd, round second lake above it. The English renamed the lake after King George II in 1755. This waterway was an important route between Montreal and the Hudson River, and it was important tactically during the French and Indian War.
Tooley, (MCC 96) #695
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.
Very Good. Item #8626