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