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Auction 125, Lot 170

"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: Black & White

14.5 x 12.6 inches
36.8 x 32 cm

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 Delaware 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 filled with place names both along the coast and inland, including Casco Bay, Cape Porpoise, Cape Anne, Boston, Providence and many more. With a rococo-style title cartouche.

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

Condition: A+

On a sheet of hand laid paper with text-based watermark. Dark, early impression. A small area at lower right appears as offsetting, but is paper thinness from the paper mold.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/24/2008