Auction 122, Lot 104

"Amerique Septentrionale", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: North America

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l' Univers

Color: Hand Color

4.5 x 6 inches
11.4 x 15.2 cm

This charming miniature map depicts the continent with the island of California shown only to about the 40° north. 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 Suala. First state, with the Barania R labeled in Mexico. French text on verso.

References: McLaughlin #81-1.

Condition: A+

Dark impression on a strong sheet with lovely later color.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/5/2007