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Antique Map Auction Sale No. 132 - closed 6/2/2010

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Lot #172: "Carte de la Caroline et Georgie" Jacques Nicolas Bellin

Antique map chart Carte de la Caroline et Georgie
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Estimate:
$325.00 - $375.00
Sold for: $240.00

Lot 172
By: Jacques Nicolas Bellin
Subject: Colonial Southeast
Date: 1757

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Condition: A
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Color: uncolored

Size: 11 x 7.3 inches
28.0 x 18.6 cm

This delicately engraved map shows the colonies from Albemarle Sound to the Alatahama River. It probably owes its origin to the 1752 map of the region by Emanuel Bowen. Numerous English settlements along the coast and Indian villages are located throughout, including a number west of the Appalachian Mountains. There is more detail in the area west of the Blue Ridge than in many other maps of the period. The map shows a rudimentary course of the Tennessee River in the western section of the map. Decorative rococo-style title cartouche incorporates the distance scale. A beautiful example.

Issued folding, now flattened. Lovely example, short tear at left expertly closed.


Ref: Cummings (SE) #311; Sellers & van Ee #1384.

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