Catalog Archive
Auction 109, Lot 272

"Mexique ou Nouvelle Espagne", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'univers, Tome V

Color: Hand Color

4 x 5.7 inches
10.2 x 14.5 cm

First state of this miniature copper engraved map decorated with a large title cartouche, and vignettes of a raging sea battle in the Pacific and an Indian battle in the region labeled Louisiane. The map covers the southern part of the present United States from the Baja (I. Californie) through Florida and extends south through Central America.

References: McLaughlin #83

Condition: A

Beautiful impression on thick hand laid paper with full margins. Lovely later coloring. One tiny spot in title, else fine.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/1/2004