Auction 110, Lot 175

"St. Augus. de Floride", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Florida

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l' Univers

Color: Black & White

4.2 x 5.8 inches
10.7 x 14.7 cm

A nice early bird's-eye view of St. Augustine providing an excellent view of the fort and the tiny settlement. In the foreground is a large warship under full sail with flags waving, plus a smaller coastal sailing ship. Ribbon-style title cartouche floats above.


Condition: A+

Dark, early impression on fine hand laid paper with original margins. One large worm hole in upper margin away from text and view.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/2/2005