Our Place in the World
1757 Karte von der Hudsons Bay und Strasse zur Allgemeinen Historie der Reisen
8" x 12" (image)
By: Pauojoungie Saggiak
Map Origin: By Jaques Bellin, Paris. Publication: Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Lande.
This is a German edition of a chart of the Hudson Bay and Labrador, depicting the mountains and coastal features and including numerous forts. There is a note in German in the far northwest corner of the map explaining that the English had searched for a Northwest Passage in that region, but it did not exist. Embellished with a decorative rococo title cartouche.