"Carte de la Baye de Chesapeack et Pays Voisins pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States
Period: 1757 (circa)
Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
11.5 x 7.5 inches
29.2 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 are delineated, plus watershed and some topographical information. It extends west to beyond Fort Cumberland and locates Annapolis, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, Norfolk, and Philadelphia. The delicate rococo-style title cartouche incorporates the distance scale.
References: Sellers & Van Ee #1383; cf. Tooley (MCC 96) #875.
Issued folding on watermarked paper with light offsetting, a closed edge tear confined to the lower blank margin, and a binding trim at upper right replaced with old paper.