"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
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.
One marginal spot at border edge, otherwise fine.