Auction 122, Lot 306

"Baye et Port d'Yorc Capitale de la Nouvelle Yorc", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: New York, New Jersey

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

6.5 x 8.5 inches
16.5 x 21.6 cm

A great copper engraved chart detailing the entrance to New York Harbor. The city is shown as a tiny village with a fort. Other settlements located include Neversink, Gravesend, Newark, Woodbridge and Ambois. With soundings, anchorages and hazards to navigation located. Delicately engraved rococo-style title cartouche and fleur-de-lis on rhumblines.

References: Phillips (A) #3508 v.1-32.

Condition: B

With full margins and a partial watermark. Some scattered foxing mostly in margins.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/5/2007