Auction 137, Lot 205

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

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication: La Harpe's l'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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 connects the communities along the seaboard and stretches as far west as Frederic Town ou Winchester, with one road continuing further southwest. Fort Cumberland, Bukingham, and many frontier villages are located. A delicate rococo-style title cartouche completes the composition.

References: Tooley (MCC 96) #875.; cf. Sellers & Van Ee #1383.

Condition: A

Folding, as issued, with wide margins. A small hole in blank area of map image at left has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/14/2011

Archived