Auction 116, Lot 253

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

Subject: Florida

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Black & White

Size:
4.3 x 5.8 inches
10.9 x 14.7 cm

This nice early bird's-eye view of St. Augustine provides 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. The ribbon-style title cartouche floats above the scene.

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Condition: A

Slightly uneven impression with an expertly repaired tear in blank margin, not affecting print.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/20/2006

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