Auction 110, Lot 134

"Carte de la Virginie, de la Baye Chesapeack, et Pays Voisins", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Mid Atlantic

Period: 1773 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.5 x 7.5 inches
29.2 x 19.1 cm

Finely engraved colonial map covering most of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware with a bit of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The interior is fully engraved with mountains and great detail along the rivers. Delineates an early network of trails and wagon roads that stretches as far west as Frederic Town ou Winchester and north to Philadelphia. Delicate rococo-style title cartouche.

References: Tooley (MCC 96) #875.; cf. Sellers & Van Ee #1383

Condition: B

Two tiny wormholes in border, and two just inside neatline in blank area. Lightly toned along centerfold.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/2/2005