Auction 129, Lot 205

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

Subject: Mid-Atlantic States

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: La Harpe's l'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 connect the communities along the seaboard and stretch as far west as Frederic Town ou Winchester. Fort Cumberland, Bukingham, and many frontier villages are located. A delicate rococo-style title cartouche completes the composition.

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

Condition: A

There are some tears and minor paper loss in the top margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/23/2009