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Auction 115, Lot 185

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

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: La Harpe's Abrege de l'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11 x 7.3 inches
27.9 x 18.5 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 are located throughout, including a number west of the Appalachian Mountains. There is more detail in the area west of the Blue Ridge than in many other maps of the period. The map shows a rudimentary course of the Tennessee River in the western section of the map. Decorative rococo-style title cartouche incorporates the distance scale. Nice example of this desirable chart.

References: Cummings (SE) #311; Sellers & van Ee #1384.

Condition: A

Near fine example with strong impression and fine hand coloring on full sheet with wide margins. Slightest hint of offsetting visible in Atlantic, else fine.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/21/2006