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