“CARTE DE LA NOUVELLE ANGLETERRE NOUVELLE YORCK ET PENSILVANIE…” Jean Nicholas Bellin (hydrographer to Louis XV). Paris: from Histoire Generale des Voyages by A. F. Prevost de Exiles, c. 1757. Engraved map with original hand-coloring (cartouche later hand-coloring). (8 x 11 ½’’). Excellent condition, center fold as issued.
This map depicts the region from Penobscot Bay to the tip of the Colony of New Jersey. It details not only the settlements along the Eastern Shore, but also inland settlements and plantations along the Hudson and other rivers, as well as a very detailed view of the entire New England area.
Issued in Paris while the French & Indian War was in progress – this map locates military forts, Indian Villages & “known” as well as “unknown” passes/trails through the Appalachian Mountains.