Carte Reduite des Mers du Nord
Bellin's highly detailed and dramatically designed map of the "Northern Seas" from Prevost d'Exiles' influential collection of travel narratives, Histoire Generale des Voyages. The map encompasses Labrador, Baffin Island ("Isle James"), Greenland, Iceland, the British Isles and Scandinavia, and a large, decorative title cartouche.
Place & Date:
Paris / 1758
18" x 13"
b&w; old folds and considerable wrinkling; upper margin split at centerfold and one small hole at weakened fold