Auction 97, Lot 111

"La Caroline dans l'Amerique Septentrionale Suivant les Cartes Angloises", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1764 (published)


Color: Black & White

14 x 8.8 inches
35.6 x 22.4 cm

This wonderful map shows a rather compressed rendition of the coastline of both Carolinas, from Albemarle Sound (baye Albermarle) and Pamlico Sound (Baye de Panticoe) at the north to St. Helene Sound and Augusta, Georgia to the south. Along the way are many recognizable settlements, rivers and other landmarks, including: Cap Hatteras, Cap Fear, Charles Town, New Bern, the Little and Grande Pedee Rivers, George Town and Edisto Island. The map shows many rivers, and several roads to going to the interior. These appear to end at several named Cherokee villages. A fine pre-Revolutionary War map of the coastal Carolinas. Decorative cartouche.

References: Cumming (SE) 342, Bellin 1764A, color plate 21

Condition: A+

Crisp impression on fine hand laid paper with large watermark. Two tiny pinholes invisible from front and a tiny insignificant spot in ocean.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/5/2001