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Auction 142, Lot 177

"Carte de la Caroline et Georgie pour Servir a l’Histoire des Etablissemens Europeens", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1773 (dated)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

11.1 x 7.4 inches
28.2 x 18.8 cm
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Delicately engraved map of the colonies of Carolina and Georgia from Albemarle Sound to the Alatamaha River. It probably owes its origin to the 1752 map of the region by Emanuel Bowen. There are numerous English settlements along the coast and Indian villages are located throughout, including a number west of the Appalachian Mountains. There is more detail in the area west of the Blue Ridge than in many other maps of the period. The map shows a rudimentary course of the Tennessee River in the northwestern section of the map. Engraved by A. van Krevelt.

References: cf Cummings (SE) #311; cf Sellers & van Ee #1384.

Condition: A

A strong impression with original color on watermarked paper. There is one small rust spot near Charles Town.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/28/2012