Auction 133, Lot 155

"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:
11.4 x 7.5 inches
29 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 are delineated, plus watershed and some topographical information. It extends west to beyond Fort Cumberland and locates Annapolis, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, Norfolk, and Philadelphia. The delicate rococo-style title cartouche incorporates the distance scale.

References: cf. Sellers & Van Ee #1383.

Condition: A

Attractive original color with minor toning in wide original margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/1/2010

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