Auction 127, Lot 188

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

Subject: Colonial New England and Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: l' Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.5 x 8 inches
29.2 x 20.3 cm

The first edition of this French & Indian War period map 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 with distance scale decorates the map.

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

Condition: A

One marginal spot at border edge, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/25/2009

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