Auction 151, Lot 163

"Carte de la Caroline et Georgie pour Servir a l'Hist. des Etablissemens Europeens", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Southeast United States

Period: 1773 (dated)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

11.3 x 7.4 inches
28.7 x 18.8 cm

This is the Dutch edition of Bellin's 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. Engraved by A. van Krevelt.

References: Cumming (SE) #444; cf. Sellers & van Ee #1384.

Condition: B

A nice impression with a few damp stains and tiny spots of color offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/19/2014