Item #M11070 Carte des Lacs du Canada. J. N. Bellin.

Carte des Lacs du Canada

Paris: Hydrographe de la Marine, 1744. Notes: Important First edition of this map of the Great Lakes. It was published in " Histoire et Description Generale de la Nouvelle France". "This map, by the famous French map and chartmaker Jacques Nicolas Bellin, was published in 1744 in Fr Oierre Francois-Xavier de Charlevoix's "Histoire et Description Generale de la Nouvelle France", which is one of the best eighteenth-century descriptions and accounts of North America. Charlevoix traveled Canada in 1720 to inspect the Jesuit missions there. Her journeyed throughout New France and Louisiana and down to the Gulf of Mexico via the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers in 1721-1722. He described in his work the possibilities and great beauty of the land he saw, especially near Natchez, mentioning such products as cotton, indigo and tobacco. Bellin had access to official journals, sketches, maps and charts of the earlier explorers, using such sources with great care and discrimination to produce some of the finest mapping of French America available in the eighteenth century." Goss, Size : 292x455 (mm), 11.50x17.91 (Inches), Coloring: Black & White, Reference: Kershaw 947; Karpinski,L.V. p.137 Schwartz & Ehrenburg, The mapping of America p.162; Goss map 56, Category: Maps North America Great Lakes;. Very Good. Item #M11070

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