Auction 123, Lot 173

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

Subject: Colonial New England

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatiff

Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 8 inches
29.2 x 20.3 cm

Beautifully engraved map of the English colonies from Pennsylvania through Penobscot Bay in Maine with their early boundaries. 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. The map extends to show Lake Ontario and most of Lake Erie. A flourishing French rococo-style cartouche decorates the map.

References: McCorkle #783-2; cf Sellers & Van Ee #721; cf MCC-96 #874 (Tooley).

Condition: A+

Lovely impression on a sound sheet.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/20/2008