Auction 130, Lot 199

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

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1773 (dated)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatiff

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11 x 7.3 inches
27.9 x 18.5 cm

Delicately engraved map of the colonies of Carolina and Georgia from Albemarle Sound to the Alatamaha River. It probably owes its origin to the 1752 map of the region by Emanuel Bowen. There are 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 northwestern section of the map. A decorative rococo-style title cartouche incorporates the distance scale. Engraved by A. van Krevelt and published in an uncommon Dutch edition.

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

Condition: A+

There are a couple spots of stray in the blank margins, still fine.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/2/2009

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