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Auction 165, Lot 139

"Carta della Virginia della Baja Chesapeack, e Paesi Vicini", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1781 (circa)

Publication: Teatro della Guerra Marittima e Terrestre...

Color: Hand Color

11.1 x 7.3 inches
28.2 x 18.5 cm
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This is a scarce Italian edition of Bellin's finely engraved colonial map of the Mid-Atlantic. It covers most of Virginia, Maryland, and 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 issued folding with a printer's crease at bottom left and remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $160

Closed on 11/15/2017