[Paris, Bellin, c.1761.]
Pair of coloured engravings, each c. 605 x 870mm.
Detailed charts of the St Lawrence River in North America from its mouth to Quebec. One of the insets is acknowledged to be after an English chart of the river published in 1760: this was surveyed by James Cook during the Seige of Quebec in 1759, a decade before his circumnaviation made him famous. How much of this chart is based on Cook's work is uncertain.
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