Auction 127, Lot 197

"Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland, ou de la Baie de Chesapeack et Pays Voisins…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatiff

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.2 x 7.4 inches
28.4 x 18.8 cm

Finely engraved colonial map that covers 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 stretches as far west as Frederic Town ou Winchester and north to Philadelphia. A delicate rococo-style title cartouche adorns the map.

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Condition: A

Sharp impression and original color. There is an ink stamp of a former owner in the upper right margin.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/25/2009

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