Auction 170, Lot 175

"Carte de la Virginie, de la Baye Chesapeack, et Pays Voisins pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1758 (published)

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 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 crisp impression on watermarked paper, issued folding, with a hint of offsetting and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 11/14/2018

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