Auction 157, Lot 195

"Carte de la Virginie, de la Baye Chesapeack, et Pays Voisins. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Tiree des Meilleures Cartes Angloises", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.4 x 7.5 inches
29 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 connects the communities along the seaboard and stretches as far west as Frederic Town ou Winchester, with one road continuing further southwest. Fort Cumberland, Bukingham, and many frontier villages are located. A delicate rococo-style title cartouche completes the composition.

References: Tooley (MCC-96) #875; cf. Sellers & Van Ee #1383.

Condition: A

Issued folding with a bunch of grapes watermark. A dark, crisp impression with minor offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/4/2016

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