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Carte reduite des costes orientales de l'Amerique septentrionale : 1re. feuille contenant L'Isle Royale, L'Accadie, La Baye Françoise, La Nouvelle Angleterre et La Nouvelle Yorc

One of a series of French nautical charts covering the eastern coast of North America, this sheet covers the coast lines of New York, New England, Bay of Fundy, and Nova Scotia. The chart's only inset depicts Boston Bay and Harbor. This and other similar French charts were sold separately by the Depot de la Marine in Paris, but they were also bound into various editions of the two-volume Hydrographie françoise, published during the last half of the 19th century. Hydrographie françoise was a large composite atlas of charts compiled by Bellin, France's royal hydrographer.



Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772



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dressée au Depost des cartes et plans de la marine pour le service des vaisseaux du Roy ... M. DCC. LVVII par M. Bellin, ingr. de la marine et du Depost des plans, de l'Academie de marine, et de la Société Royale de Londres.


Dépôt des cartes et plans de la marine


Scale [ca. 1:1,800,000].




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Mapping Boston Collection

  • Nautical charts--Northeastern States--Early works to 1800
  • Nautical charts--Maritime Provinces--Early works to 1800
  • Northeastern States--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Maritime Provinces--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Canada
  • North and Central America
  • Northeastern United States
  • Province of Prince Edward Island
  • United States

1 map ; 55 x 89 cm.

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  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Depths shown by soundings.
  • Prime meridian: Paris.
  • "Par ordre de M. de Machault, Garde des Sceaux de France, Ministre et Secretaie d'etat ayant le Departement de la marine."
  • Inset: Plan du havre de Baston.

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