Auction 135, Lot 178

"Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland, ou de la Baie de Chesapeack et Pays Voisins…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatiff

Color: Hand Color

11.2 x 7.4 inches
28.4 x 18.8 cm

Finely engraved colonial map that covers 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. A delicate rococo-style title cartouche adorns the map.

References: cf Sellers & Van Ee #1383.

Condition: A

Map image is fine on a full sheet of thick paper with very wide margins. A little light toning along right edge.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/16/2011