Auction 97, Lot 99

"Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Nouvelle Yorck et Pensilvanie", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial New England

Period: 1767 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

11.7 x 8.1 inches
29.7 x 20.6 cm

Beautifully engraved map of the English colonies from Pennsylvania through Maine with their early boundaries. Fully engraved with topographical features. The colonies are shown confined east of the Appalachian Mountains, with the "Nations Iroquoises", Indian villages and several French forts located west of the mountains. Decorative cartouche in the flourishing French style.

References: McCorkle #757-1; Sellers & Van Ee #721.

Condition: A

Red library stamp in margin, just entering platemark, but 3/16" outside neatline, so it could be hidden in framing. Otherwise very fine with a superb impression.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/5/2001