Auction 114, Lot 170

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

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

11 x 7.5 inches
27.9 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 most maps of the period. Decorative title cartouche.

References: Sellers & van Ee #1384.

Condition: A+

On fine hand laid paper with wide, original margins.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/1/2006