Catalog Archive
Auction 161, Lot 190

"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: 1758 (published)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

11.4 x 7.6 inches
29 x 19.3 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

A nice impression with faint offsetting and minor toning along the edges of the sheet. There is a tiny chip in the bottom right corner of the sheet.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 2/8/2017