1757 - Carte de la Baye de Chesapeack, Chesapeake Bay - Antique Map

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Item number: MAT133
Genuine Antique Map


Maker: Bellin


Black and white antique map of Chesapeake Bay and the surrounding area by Bellin from 1757. This map features Williamsburg, Virginia, Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland, and parts of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. This map was created before the Pennsylvania Mutiny of 1783 that forced congress out of Philadelphia and caused the creation of Washington, DC. This map shows nothing where the heart of the city would be although it does show Alexandria, which President Washington specifically wanted to be inside the District of Columbia. President Washington chose the site for the city and the corner stones were laid down in 1791, 34 years after this map was produced. This map is also pre- Mason-Dixon line, which was created in the 1760s, meaning that Pennsylvania still had a lease for all of what is now Delaware and the heirs of William Penn and 2nd Baron Baltimore were likely still in their lengthy litigation. Good to very good overall antique condition with some minor stains on the sides mostly in the margins. Some minor spots and wear along the fold lines. Missing margin on lower right side.  Approx. 7.5 x 11.


Item Number: MAT133