Auction 146, Lot 172

"Carte de la Caroline et Georgie. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.2 x 7.4 inches
28.4 x 18.8 cm

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. It shows a rudimentary course of the Tennessee River in the northwestern section of the map. A decorative rococo-style title cartouche incorporates the distance scale.

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

Condition: B+

Issued folding and a dark impression with a hint of offsetting. There is a binding trim at top right that has been replaced with old paper to accommodate framing, and an associated binding tear that just enters map border and has been professionally repaired. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/4/2013

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