Auction 111, Lot 72

"Amerique Septentrionale", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: North America

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: Description de l' Univers

Color: Hand Color

4.5 x 6 inches
11.4 x 15.2 cm

Charming miniature map of the North American continent featuring the island of California. The Great Lakes are open-ended in the west and called Mer Douce and there is a north-south range of mountains called Mont de Saula. Title in drape-style cartouche. First state, with the Barania R labeled in Mexico. French text on verso.

References: McLaughlin #81-1.

Condition: A

Sharp impression and attractive later color.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 6/8/2005