Auction 130, Lot 191

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

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.3 x 7.5 inches
28.7 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 stretches as far west as Frederic Town and Winchester and north to Philadelphia. Delicate rococo-style title cartouche.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1383.

Condition: A+

Folding as issued on thick hand laid paper with wide margins. Fine hand coloring and dark impression. A small paper flaw as issued at lower edge and printer's crease along right margin, still fine.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $230

Closed on 12/2/2009

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