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Auction 102, Lot 119

"Carte de la Caroline et Georgie", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication: l 'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.3 x 7.5 inches
28.7 x 19.1 cm

Delicately engraved map of the colonies from Albemarle Sound to the Alatamaha 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 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. Decorative title cartouche.

References: Sellers & van Ee #1384.

Condition: A

Couple of spots of foxing in blank, generous margins. Very faint offsetting on fine laid paper with watermark.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $350

Closed on 3/5/2003