Depot de la Marine

1754

Gulf of St. Lawrence

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Carte Réduite du Golphe de St Laurent Contenant l'isle de Terre-Neuve et Partie de la Coste des Esquimaux

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Large antique mid 18th century French nautical chart of the entire Gulf of St. Lawrence. Published by the French Depot des Cartes, Plans et Journaux de la Marine in 1754, this variant example of the chart does not contain an attribution to J.N. Bellin, uncovering Pinquin ( Penguin ) Island in the space previously occupied by the cartouche.

Includes the Island of Newfoundland ( Isle de Terre-Neuve ) with the town of St. John ( St. Jean ), Anticosti Island, the Grand Banks, and Isle Royale. Very interesting is the addition of several very small manuscript? annotations to the chart very near to the Islands of Miquelon and St. Pierre- the only two French possessions in the area. The annotations include the addition of a name to a very small island "Isle Verte" (Green Island) and the overwriting / obscuring of the name for one of the headlands- "le Chapeau Rouge'.

CREATOR: Depot de la Marine

PUBLICATION DATE: 1754

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Canada

BODY OF WATER: Gulf of St. lawrence

CONDITION: Good.  On heavy wove paper with wide margins. 2" wide vertical strip at the centerfold is slightly tanned. Several small repaired marginal tears, one extending 1" past the lower platemark. One tiny 1/4" hole at the center bottom platemark, barely visible.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 33 " x 21 "

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PRICE: $


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