Maps, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Neufoundland, lakes of Quebec, Bellin
"Carte du golphe de St. Laurant et Pays Voisins." Copper etching by Bellin. Ca. 1755. Modern Hand coloring.
The Gulf of St. Lawrence is shown in careful detail. Newfoundland with its many bays that were already named has a slightly different
shape then we see in a modern atlas. In the lower left is the Bay of Fundy. In the northwest are some of the many lakes of Quebec.
Bellin was a French hydrographer, geographer, and member of the French intellectual group 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.
Original antique print
This map has two vertical folds to fit atlas and is in very good condition.
22 x 36.2 cm ( 8.7 x 14.3 ")