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Lot 0019
  • Title/Content of Map: Plan de la Ville de Boston et ses Environs
  • Cartographer: Bellin
  • Place & Date: Paris / 1757/1760
  • Size: 10 5/8" x 6 3/8"
  • Condition: b&w; light overall age toning; a few spots in the wide margins and a very light water stain in the bottom right corner of the margin; margins extended with contemporary paper to fit the size of the atlas volume

    Bellin's scarce and very attractive plan of early Boston, encompassing Charlestown and Isle Ronde (East Boston) and showing good shoreline topography and highly detailed street layouts. At left, a letter key identifies 16 important buildings and sites, both religious and civic, including the "Temple d Quaquers" and the "Temple des Anabaptistes." from the atlas of Prevost d'Exiles' influential collection of travel narratives, Histoire Generale des Voyages.

    Jacques-Nicolas Bellin(1703-1772) was a French cartographer, hydrographer and geographer. Born in Paris, Bellin was a member of the French intellectual group, the philosophes, a member of the Academie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. His career spanned over five decades in which he produced a large number of maps for the Dépot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine.

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  • Condition

    b&w; light overall age toning; a few spots in the wide margins and a very light water stain in the bottom right corner of the margin; margins extended with contemporary paper to fit the size of the atlas volume?

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    $1.00

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    Bellin: Antique Map of Early Boston, 1757

    Estimate $90 - $100Jan 10, 2018
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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