Auction 139, Lot 156

"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

11.8 x 8 inches
30 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.

References: McCorkle #757.1; Sellers & Van Ee #721.

Condition: B

There is light creasing and a faint damp stain along centerfold, with a couple of tiny holes near centerfold in an unengraved area of map.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 2/15/2012