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