Auction 127, Lot 214

"Carte de la Caroline et Georgie", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

11 x 7.3 inches
27.9 x 18.5 cm

This delicately engraved map shows the colonies from Albemarle Sound to the Alatahama River. It probably owes its origin to the 1752 map of the region by Emanuel Bowen. Numerous English settlements along the coast and Indian villages are located throughout, including a number west of the Appalachian Mountains. There is more detail in the area west of the Blue Ridge than in many other maps of the period. The map shows a rudimentary course of the Tennessee River in the western section of the map. Decorative rococo-style title cartouche incorporates the distance scale. A beautiful example.

References: Cummings (SE) #311; Sellers & van Ee #1384.

Condition: A+

Fine, early impression on thick hand laid paper with wide margins. Tri-folding as issued. Ink smudge at upper right corner from plate.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/25/2009