Auction 116, Lot 157

"Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland, ou de la Baie de Chesapeack et Pays Voisins…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Mid Atlantic

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication: l'Histore Philosophique & Poltique des Establisements et du Commerce des Europe

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.2 x 7.4 inches
28.4 x 18.8 cm

Finely engraved colonial map that covers 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. An early network of trails and wagon roads stretches as far west as Frederic Town and Winchester and north to Philadelphia. Delicate rococo-style title cartouche.

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Condition: A

Nice impression and handsome coloring on thick paper with very wide margins. A few spots in margins and two worm holes well below lower border.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/20/2006

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