- Title: Carte du Golphe de St. Laurent et Pays Voisins
- Author: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
- Date: 1780
- Medium: Copperplate engraving
- Condition: Very Good Plus - light age toning, left and bottom margins trimmed, vertical folding lines
- Inches: 15 1/2 x 9 5/8 [Paper]
- Centimeters: 39.37 x 24.45 [Paper]
- Product ID: 317052
Carte du Golphe de St. Laurent et Pays Voisins Pour servir à l'Histoire Générale des Voyages.
"Map of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Neighboring Countries For use in the General History of Travel."
Map of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Canada by French hydrographer and geographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772). Includes Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, and part of the St. Lawrence River. Published as part of Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles influential travel book, L'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Bellin 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.