Auction 159, Lot 183

"Carte de la Baye de 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: Prevost'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 are delineated, plus watershed and some topographical information. It extends west to beyond Fort Cumberland and locates Annapolis, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, Norfolk, and Philadelphia. The delicate rococo-style title cartouche incorporates the distance scale.

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

Condition: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper with minor soiling confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/14/2016

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