Auction 157, Lot 176

"Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Nouvelle Yorck, et Pensilvanie. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial New England & Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.7 x 8.1 inches
29.7 x 20.6 cm

This French & Indian War period map details the English colonies from Pennsylvania through Penobscot Bay in Maine, with their early boundaries. It is fully engraved with topographical features and includes many early place names. The colonies are shown confined east of the Allegheny Mountains with the Nations Iroquoises, Indian villages, and several French forts located west of the mountains. It extends to show Lake Ontario and most of Lake Erie. A flourishing French rococo-style cartouche with distance scale decorates the map.

References: McCorkle #757.1; Sellers & Van Ee #721.

Condition: A

Issued folding on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark, a dark impression, minor offsetting, and one small spot at top.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/4/2016

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