"Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre New York Pensilvanie et Nouveau Jersay Suivant les Cartes Angloises", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Colonial New England - United States
Period: 1764 (published)
Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime
Color: Hand Color
14.8 x 12.8 inches
37.6 x 32.5 cm
Scarce, larger version of Bellin's map of New England with cartography taken from Moll. This is not to be confused with the smaller, more common map of nearly the same title. The map shows the area from Penobscot Bay in Maine down to Little Egg Harbor (Havre du Petit Oeuf) in New Jersey and a bit of Delaware Bay, and extends west to Lake Ontario. Cape Cod is shown as an island, and Martha's Vineyard is named Martha's Wineyard. The map is finely engraved and filled with place names both along the coast and inland, including Casco Bay, Cape Porpoise, Cape Anne, Boston, Providence and many more. Adorned with a rococo-style title cartouche.
References: McCorkle #764.1; Sellers & Van Ee #723 & 764.
A clean and bright example issued folding on watermarked paper with a couple of small, unobtrusive spots.