Auction 102, Lot 93

"Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale Depuis le 28 degree de Latitude jusqu'au 72", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: North America

Period: 1755 (dated)

Publication: Hydrographie Francoise… Depot de la Marine

Color: Hand Color

Size:
34 x 22 inches
86.4 x 55.9 cm

Uncommon, large chart covering North America with the western part mostly blank and the coastline only partially known. Depicts the Sea of the West and names explorers responsible for coastal discoveries. Good detail of rivers, lakes, Indian Nations, and forts. Names all British Colonies but without political boundaries. Large and beautifully engraved title cartouche in full color. Second large cartouche with legend and three distance scales. Seal of the Depot de la Marine with prix trente Sols.

References: MCC #96-764.

Condition: A+

Bright impression and fine coloring.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,400

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 3/5/2003

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