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Description:This large beautifully hand coloured original antique map of Eastern Canada & New England to Cape Cod was engraved in 1755 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin - the date is engraved in the title cartouche - and published by the re-known German publishers Homann Heirs.
Background: This is Bellin's definitive map of eastern Canada and New England showing the mouth of the St. Lawrence, the length of the river, the Maritime provinces and French claims in the region. There are some very interesting details of the coastal towns, showing Havre de Baston for Boston Harbor, up the coast to Portsmouth in New Hampshire, Wells, York and Cape Elizabeth in Maine. There is considerable information shown on the extent of French exploration in the region. Large decorative cartouche incorporates two distance scales. This example is from the second plate with the imprint "A Paris chez R.J. Julien a l'Hotel…" removed, the date changed and various geographical improvements. Blank verso. This large format Bellin map was published in several atlases by Homann. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - Blue Age of map color: - Early Colors used: - Yellow, green pink, blue General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 24in x 21in (610mm x 535mm) Plate size: - 22in x 18in (560mm x 460mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm) Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - Old red ink penned in several places on map Verso: - Bottom centerfold re-joined, no loss