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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.023
Title Carte de la Virginie de la Baye Chesapeack et Pays Voisins
Artist Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772
Date n.d.
Description Map of Chesapeake Bay and environs on the west coast of North America; oriented with north at top; relief shown by hachures; Scale [ca. 1:2,300,000].
Object Name Map
Material Ink; Medium Weight Paper
Technique Engraving
Dimensions H-20.1 W-30.5 cm
Credit line Gift of Beatrice Greenough
Provenance 1961, December 15 - Gift of Beatrice Greenough

The Greenough Estate Collection, including 25 cartons of books and over thirty prints and drawings, was given to the Redwood Library on December 15, 1961 by Beatrice Goelet Greenough (1908-1984) soon after the death of her only child, Gabrielle Ladd (1936-1960). Beatrice was the daughter of William Greenough (1874-1949) and Charlotte Warren (1885-1954) who collected most of the artwork herself. Charlotte was assisted by her father, Whitney Warren, who had donated a scrapbook of his architectural drawings to the Redwood Library.

Beatrice Greenough of Prescott Farm, a Portsmouth, RI resident for many years, died 24 April,1984. She left an uncle, Whitney Warren of San Francisco and two cousins, Michael Lloyd Reeves of Newport and Reginald Reeves of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Additional Inscriptions and Marks lower right, in pencil: (1757)

back, in pencil: 60
Inscriptions and Marks within print, lower right, in cartouche: Carte || de la || Virginie, de la || Baye Chesapeack, || et Pays Voisins. || Pour servir a l'Histoire Generale || des Voyages. || Tirée des meilleures Cartes Angloises. || Echelle || Lieues Communes de France.
within print, lower right: Pour éviter la confusion on à supprimé beaucoup de Criques ou || Ruisseux et les noms d'un grand nombre d' habitations parti- || culières, de même que celui des Comtes.
lower left: Longitude Occident.le du Meridien de Paris || Tom XVI in 40. no. 8 lower right: Tome 14 in 80. Page 23
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772
Notes Not sure what edition this map is from. Please see for further information: "MAP #: 257B6 ." Huntingfield Map Collection. http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/speccol/1399/reports/html/257b6.html (Allison Barker July 2015 - Inventory Project Assistant)