Auction 145, Lot 182

"Carte de la Virginie, de la Baye Chesapeack, et Pays Voisins pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", 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: B+

Watermarked paper with faint offsetting and damp stains in blank margins that just enter map border at bottom corners.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/12/2013

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