Maps, Quebec, Lake Ontario, course of the St. Lawrence River, Bellin
"Suite du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurant, depuis Quebec jusqu an Lac Ontario". Copper etching by Bellin in modern hand
coloring. Dated 1757.
This map is a continuation of the course of the St. Lawrence River from Quebec to Lake Ontario. To the north is western Quebec, the Ottawa
River and part of Ontario. To the left of the cartouche is Lake Champlain which forms part of the borderline between Vermont and New York.
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
Map has very light toning. The condition is Very Good.
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