Auction 150, Lot 257

"Baye et Port d'Yorc Capitale de la Nouvelle Yorc", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial New York & New Jersey

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

6.6 x 8.4 inches
16.8 x 21.3 cm

This fascinating copper engraved chart details the entrance to New York Harbor. The city is shown as a tiny village with a fort. Other settlements located include Neversink, Gravesend, Newark, Woodbridge, and Ambois. Soundings, anchorages, and hazards are located. The map also features a delicately engraved rococo-style title cartouche and a fleur-de-lis on rhumb lines.

References: Phillips (A) #3508 v.1-32; Phillips (M) p. 543.

Condition: A

On a watermarked sheet with faint foxing mainly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/17/2014