Carte De La Caroline Et Georgie

Jacques Nicolass Bellin

KEGA001.12

A beautifully colored map of the Carolinas and Georgia out of "Atlas Portalif pour servir a l'intelligence de l'Histoire Philosophique des esttablissements et du commerce des Europe'ens dans les deux Indes"

 

Amsterdam 1773

Engraving

Plate Size: 12 1/4" x 8 1/4"

Paper Size: 16" x 10 9/16"

 

  • Price: $1,200.00 { What determines value? }

    Many factors go into pricing a print; rarity, desirability, artist, condition, age, and the history of former sales prices.


    “Weeds & Roses” A good analogy for how the pricing of a print is determined from desirability is my description of "Weeds and Roses". It actually works with a number of publications from Audubons to Atlases. 

    O.K., let's take a complete first edition set of Audubon's Birds of America- 435 Plates, printed by Robert Havell. The Wild Turkey & The Flamingo will be the “Roses”, they are the major plates. These images are usually more desirable making them the most expensive, in upwards of $200,000.

    The Song Birds or "Tweety" birds are the minor plates, or "Weeds". These images are usually less desirable making them less expensive, as low as $2,000.

    However, not everyone prefers roses over weeds. Just because one is more expensive does not mean it is more beautiful to you. Art is a personal preference and you should always go with what stands out to you :)