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Auction 118, Lot 238

"Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre New York Pensilvanie et Nouveau Jersay…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial New England and Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime.

Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 12.6 inches
36.8 x 32 cm
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Scarce larger version of Bellin's map of New England with cartography taken from Moll. This is not to be confused with the smaller, more common map of nearly the same title. The map shows the area from Penobscot Bay in Maine down to Little Egg Harbor in New Jersey and a bit of Delawaye Bay, and west to Lake Ontario. Cape Cod is shown as an island, and Martha's Vineyard is named Martha's Wineyard. The map is finely engraved and is filled with place names both along the coast and inland, including Casco Bay, Cape Porpoise, Cape Anne, Boston, Providence and many more. It is delicately adorned with a lovely cartouche.

References: McCorkle #764.1; Sellers & Van Ee #723 & 764.

Condition: B

Issued folding with an old paper repair at fold intersection and some faint offsetting. Hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 3/6/2007