Auction 128, Lot 235

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

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic, Virginia

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 7.5 inches
29.2 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 stretch as far west as Frederic Town ou Winchester and north to Philadelphia. Locates Fort Cumberland, Bukingham, and many frontier villages. Road network travels south from Suffolk beyond the map. Delicate rococo-style title cartouche.

References: Tooley (MCC 96) #875.; cf. Sellers & Van Ee #1383

Condition: A+

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/20/2009