Carte Du Cours Du Fleuve De St. Laurent Canada by Bellin 1757
Title: Carte Du Cours Du Fleuve De St. Laurent Depuis son Embouchere jusqu'au dessus de Quebec.
Description: Antique map of the course of the St. Lawrence River Canada from Anticosti to Quebec West. Original copperplate engraved map with hand coloring.
Cartographer: Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 1772). In 1721, at age 18, he was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy. In August 1741, he became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50-year career, he produced a large number of maps of particular interest to the Ministère de la Marine.
Engraver: Jakob van der Schley aka Jakob van Schley (1715 Amsterdam – 1779 Amsterdam) was a Dutch draughtsman and engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart (1673-1733).
Size: Sheet app.: 14 x 9 inches. (36 x 23 cm.) Image app.: 11.75 x 7.5 inches. (30 x 19 cm.) Condition: Fine hand colored map in excellent condition. Folds as published.