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Description: These 4 beautifully hand coloured original antique maps* of Canada - Hudson Bay, 2 x maps of The St Lawrence River & a plan of the city of Quebec, by Jacques Nicolas Bellin were engraved in 1757 - the date is engraved in the title cartouche - and were published in the 1757 French edition of Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt in the Hague between 1747 & 1785. The 4 maps represent: 1. Hudson's Bay 2. The Gulf & River mouth of the St Lawrence River 3. St Lawrence River from Quebec city to Lake Ontario 4. City plan of Quebec and Surrounds. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles 1697 - 1763, usually known simply as the Abbé Prévost, was a French author and novelist.
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Early Colors used: - Yellow, green, red, brown. General color appearance: - Authentic and fresh Paper size: - 15in x 10in (380mm x 255mm)ea Plate size: - 13in x 9in (330mm x 230mm)ea Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - Folds as issued Verso: - None