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Auction 190, Lot 147

"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: 1757 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.4 x 7.5 inches
29 x 19.1 cm
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Finely engraved colonial map covering most of Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware, with a bit of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The interior is fully engraved with mountains and good 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 farther southwest. Fort Cumberland, Bukingham, and many frontier villages are located. A delicate rococo-style title cartouche completes the composition.

References: cf. Sellers & Van Ee #1383; Tooley (MCC-96) #875.

Condition: A

Issued on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark and a few minor spots confined to the top blank margin.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $275

Closed on 11/16/2022