Auction 137, Lot 196

"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: Black & White

11.7 x 8 inches
29.7 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 features and includes many early place names. 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 with distance scale decorates the map. This version, dated 1757, varies from the first edition noted in the references with slightly different volume and plate numbers below the bottom neat line.

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

Condition: B+

Folding as issued. Nice strong impression with very slight offsetting. The left upper margin is trimmed close to the neat line, but still ample for framing.

Estimate: $220 - $300

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/14/2011