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Carte de la Virginie, de la Baye Chesapeack, et Pays Voisins Pour servir à l'Histoire Générale des Voyages. Tirée des meilleures Cartes Angloises

1757
Origin: Europe, France, Paris
To the neat lines: 7 3/8" x 11 1/4"
Black and white line engraving
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2017-124
Cartouche reads: "DE LA/ VIRGINIE, DE LA/ BAYE CHESAPEACK,/ et Pays Voisins/ Pour servir à L'Histoire Générale/ des Voyages./ Tirée des meilleurs Cartes Angloises/ Echelle/ Lieus Communes de France."

Lower margin reads (letterpress): "Tom XIV in 4'o n'o Page 23"

Below cartouche reads: "Pour evier la confusion on a supprimé beaucoup de Criques/ Ruisseaux et les noms d un grande nombre d'habitations par/ culieres de même que celui des Comtes."
Label:Jacques Nicolas Bellin claimed in his cartouche to have take the geography depicted in this map of Virginia from the " best English Maps" - primarily the newly published map of Virginia by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson (1754) [see 1968-11]. This first edition of the map was published in an atlas that accompanied a historical text and appears to have been published in both quatro and octoavo editions.

This copy is published in William C. Wooldridge, Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012), pp. 113, #104.