Auction 123, Lot 182

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

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatiff

Color: Hand Color

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 ou Winchester and north to Philadelphia. A delicate rococo-style title cartouche adorns the map.


Condition: A

A fine impression in strong paper. There is one tiny spot in the generous margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $425

Closed on 2/20/2008