PLAN DE LA RADE ET PORT DE L'ISLE ST. PIERRE.

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Jacques Bellin


Plan de la Rade et Port de l'Isle St. Pierre.

Copper plate engraving, 1764
Image size 8 1/2 x 12 15/16" (21.5 x 32.8 cm) plus margins.
Good condition, save a single fox mark. Original color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 89346
Price: $100.00
Publisher : Published by Jacques N. Bellin, Paris.
A fine early map detailing a section of St. Pierre's east coast and off islands. St. Pierre is one of three islands forming St. Pierre et Miquelon, a self-governing French territory located off the southern coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The off-islands given focus are Isle aux Chiens (modern day L'lle-aux-Marins, or the Island of Sailors), Isle aux Bours (modern day L'lle aux Vainqueurs) and Isle aux Pigeons. Other noted islands include Isle Massacre and Isle aux Moules. Two barachois, or coastal lagoons, are also shown. One faces the off-islands, the other is landlocked. Pointe du Cimetiere (possibly modern day Pointe aux Canons) and Cap a l'Aigle and La Pointe du Sud Est (La Pointe) are also depicted. This map appeared in Bellin's "Le Petit Atlas Maritime, ou Recueil de Cartes et de Plans des Quatre Parties du Monde". This atlas or pilot is a wonderful French produced small sized work that depicted a great many parts of the known world. Maps

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