Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

1757

Antique French map of Hudson Bay

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Carte de la Baye de Hudson, Pour Servir a'l Histoire Generale des Voyages.

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Fascinating antique French map records Britain's dominions in the Northeast before the U.S. Revolutionary war. Coverage includes portions of the Canadian provinces of Nunavut, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec along with Hudson Bay, the second largest bay in the world after the Bay of Bengal. Noted features include Repulse Bay, James Bay, Labrador, the Isle de Bonne Fortune, Hudson Strait, and Cumberland Bay.

Along the shores of lower James Bay are several forts including Fort Albany, Fort de St. Louis, Fort Rupert. The bay is named after British explorer Henry Hudson who discovered the bay while searching for the Northwest Passsage under the auspices of the Virginia Company and the British East India Company. Hudson and a few of his men were set adrift and marooned in Hudson's Bay in June of 1611 by mutineers among the crew of his ship, the Discovery.

This map is from Bellin's Histoire Generale des Voyages.

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1757

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Canada

BODY OF WATER: Hudson's Bay

CONDITION: Good.  Clean with no issues.

COLORING: None

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SIZE: 12 " x 9 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $


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