Auction 142, Lot 171

"Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland, ou de la Baie de Chesapeack et Pays Voisins pour Servir a l’Histoire des Etablissemens Europeens", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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

A fine impression with original color. There are a couple of minor damp stains in blank margins, far from map image.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 11/28/2012

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