1757 Bellin map Canada's St Lawrence River, Anticosti to Quebec City

$250.00 CAD

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Hand-coloured map of the St. Lawrence river from Anticosti Island and Gaspé peninsula to Quebec City. Also shows Northern New Brunswick and Maine.

This map gives a snapshot of Canada as the Seven Years war was about to begin, which would end in 1763 with Canada becoming an English Colony.

Created by Jacques Bellin, famous cartographer, and done for Abbé Prevost's work Histoire Générale des Voyages.

Inside decorative cartouche:

                          Carte du Cours
                   du Fleuve de St. Laurent
       Depuis son Embouchure jusqu'au
                        dessus de Quebec
             Pour servir à l'Histoire Générale
                            Des Voyages
       Echelle de Lieues commune de France
            par M.B. Ing. de la Marine 1757


                          Map of the course
                   of the St. Lawrence river
                     From its mouth to just
                          above Quebec      
             for use in the the l'Histoire Générale
                          Des Voyages
            Scale common leagues of France
                by M.B. Navy Engineer 1757


Below map, book volume # that it was inserted into, and map #:

Tom XIV No. 15

Show details of the well explored banks of the St. Lawrence as well as rivers running off of it.,Sand banks in the river, the few towns along its path., etc..

Copper-plate engraving.

Folds as issued, to fit into book: vertical and horizontal folds. Light foxing on back.

Map paper is rounded, was stored in tube.

8 ¼” x 14” // 21 x 35 cm.


Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) was a French hydrographer, geographer, and member of the French intellectual group called the philosophes.

Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50-year career, he produced a large number of maps of particular interest to the Ministère de la Marine. His maps of Canada and of French territories in North America (New France, Acadia, Louisiana) are particularly valuable. He died at Versailles.

Bellin contributed a number of maps to 15-vol. Histoire Generale des Voyages of Antoine François Prévost or simply known l'Abbe Prevost.



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