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Auction 164, Lot 179

"Carte des Costes de la Floride Francoise Suivant les Premieres Decouvertes", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Southeast United States

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication: Charlevoix's Histoire et Description de la Nouvelle France

Color: Hand Color

5.8 x 8.2 inches
14.7 x 20.8 cm
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This map shows the coast from Cape Fear south to St. Augustine and locates the English, French and Spanish settlements along the coastline. There are a number of cartographic errors, including the incorrect positions of James Town and Charles Town which are labeled as neighboring towns.

References: Cumming (SE) #259.

Condition: B+

Light soiling and toning, which is more pronounced along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/13/2017