Auction 136, Lot 192

"Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Nouvelle Yorck et Pensilvanie", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial New England and Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.6 x 8 inches
29.5 x 20.3 cm

This French & Indian War period map details the English colonies from Pennsylvania through to Castine, Maine with their early boundaries. It is fully engraved with topographical and watershed features. The colonies are shown confined east of the Allegheny Mountains with the Nations Iroquoises, Indian villages, and several French forts located west of the mountains. It extends to show Lake Ontario and most of Lake Erie. A flourishing French rococo-style cartouche decorates the map.

References: McCorkle #757-1; cf Sellers & Van Ee #721.

Condition: B+

Minor tear and damp stain in the bottom margin. Faint offsetting in the map.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/1/2011