Auction 126, Lot 163

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

Subject: Colonial New England and Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 8 inches
30 x 20.3 cm

First edition of this French & Indian War period map that details the English colonies from Pennsylvania through to Castine, Maine with their early boundaries. It is fully engraved with topographical and watershed features. 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. It extends to show Lake Ontario and most of Lake Erie. A flourishing French rococo-style cartouche decorates the map.

References: McCorkle #757-1; Sellers & Van Ee #721.

Condition: B+

There are some worm holes in the top border at center, else very good.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/3/2008