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Auction 156, Lot 194

"Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland, ou de la Baie de Chesapeack et Pays Voisins...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

11.3 x 7.4 inches
28.7 x 18.8 cm

Finely engraved colonial map that covers 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 stretches as far west as Frederic Town ou Winchester and north to Philadelphia. A delicate rococo-style title cartouche adorns the map.

References: cf. Sellers & Van Ee #1383.

Condition: A

A fine impression with original color and light toning along the edges of the sheet, well away from image.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/17/2016