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Auction 132, Lot 166

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

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

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 ou Winchester and north to Philadelphia. Delicate rococo-style title cartouche.

References: Seller & Van Ee #1383.

Condition: A

Wide margins and a dark, early impression. There is a tiny spot in Atlantic, otherwise near fine.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/2/2010