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Auction 118, Lot 237

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

Subject: Colonial New England and Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.7 x 8 inches
29.7 x 20.3 cm

Very nice French & Indian War period map that details the English colonies from Pennsylvania through Maine with their early boundaries. It is fully engraved with topographical and watershed features. The colonies are shown confined east of the Allegheny Mountains, with the Nations Iroquoises, Indian villages and several French forts located west of the mountains. Also extends to show Lake Ontario and most of Lake Erie. Flourishing French Rococo-style cartouche decorates the map.

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

Condition: B

Very nice, early impression on fine hand laid paper with full margins and later coloring. Two pair of small worm holes in upper border, light centerfold toning, else near fine.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 3/6/2007

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