"Carte de la Baye de Chesapeack et Pays Voisins pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States
Period: 1757 (circa)
Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
11.4 x 7.5 inches
29 x 19.1 cm
This finely engraved colonial map covers most of Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware, with a bit of Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well. 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.
Issued folding on watermarked paper with light offsetting.