Auction 127, Lot 196

"Carte de la Baye de Chesapeack et Pays Voisins", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: l' Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.3 x 7.5 inches
28.7 x 19.1 cm

Finely engraved colonial map covering 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 is delineated, plus watershed and some topographical information. It extends west to beyond Fort Cumberland and locates Annapolis, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, Norfolk, and Philadelphia. The delicate rococo-style title cartouche incorporates the distance scale.

References: Seller & Van Ee #1383.

Condition: A

Near fine example less a light foxing smudge in lower right margin.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 2/25/2009

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