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Carte du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent: Bellin 1757

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  • Title: Carte du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent
  • Author: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
  • Date: 1757
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good - age toning, light foxing, issued center fold
  • Inches: 13 1/8 x 9 5/8 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 33.34 x 24.45 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 102137

Carte du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent, Depuis son Embouchure jusqu' au dessus de Quebec. Pour servir à l'Histoire Générale des Voyages. Echelle Lieues communes de France. Par M. B. Ing. de la Me. 1757.

"Continuation of the Course of the St. Lawrence River, From its Mouth to above Quebec. To be used in the General History of Travel. Scale of common leagues of France. By M. Bellin, Naval Engineer. 1757"

Map of the St. Lawrence River by French hydrographer and geographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), who produced a prodigious body of work over a nearly fifty-year career. Appointed hydrographer of the French Navy at the age of eighteen, he eventually became Hydrographer to the King in 1741. He published numerous sea atlases and charts which would be reprinted into the nineteenth century, as well as many maps depicting French colonial territories in the New World. His craftsmanship and commitment to accuracy earned him a distinguished reputation as one of the world's leading cartographers, and many other European mapmakers turned to him for source material.