Auction 157, Lot 208

"Carte de la Caroline et Georgie. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Southeast United States

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.2 x 7.4 inches
28.4 x 18.8 cm

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.

References: Cumming (SE) #311; Sellers & van Ee #1384.

Condition: A+

Issued folding on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark and a dark, crisp impression.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/4/2016

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