SUITE DU COURS DU FLEUVE DE ST LAURENT MONTREAL LAKE ONTARIO FORT TORONTO

£140

Detailed map of the St Laurence, from Quebec to Lake Ontario, centered on Montreal.

The map was issued at the outset of the French & Indian War. Shows Lake Champlain and Lake George areas. Also shows all of Lake Champlain and Lake George. Fort Edward, Fort George and Fort Carillon are depicted as well.

Fort Toronto marked.

Good hand colour.

Very good condition.

code : M4717

Cartographer : Jacques-Nicolas BELLIN

Date : 1754 Paris

Size : 19*28cms

availability : Available

Price : £140

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Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was one of the most important and prolific French cartographers of the mid-eighteenth century, in the service of the French Hydrographical Office. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also Official Hydrographer to the French King.

Bellin was responsible for an enormous output of charts and maps. In a large folio format, he issued a volume of sea-charts of France, the Neptune Francois, and several sea-atlases of the World, including the Atlas Maritime and the Hydrographie Francaise. These large charts were amongst the best of the period and continued being reissued throughout the second half of the eighteenth century.

In smaller format, he issued the Petit Atlas Maritime (1764),which contained 580 detailed charts, as well as maps to illustrate l'Abbe Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages (1746-1757). Bellin also produced a substantial number of important separately issued maps, particularly reflecting continuing discoveries and political events in the Americas.