Auction 114, Lot 154

"Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Nouvelle Yorck et Pensilvanie", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial New England and Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

11 x 7.5 inches
27.9 x 19.1 cm

Very nice French & Indian War period map of the English colonies from Pennsylvania through Maine with their early boundaries. Fully engraved with topographical features. The colonies are shown confined east of the Allegheny Mountains, with the Nations Iroquoise, Indian villages and several French forts located west of the mountains. Decorative cartouche in the flourishing French style. A very nice example of this map.

References: McCorkle #757-1; Sellers & Van Ee #721.

Condition: A

Delicate impression on fine, thin hand laid paper with full margins. Faint hint of centerfold toning that is actually the backstrap showing from verso.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 3/1/2006