"Amerique Septentrionale", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: North America
Period: 1685 (circa)
Publication: Description de l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
4.5 x 6.3 inches
11.4 x 16 cm
A charming miniature map of the North American continent featuring the southern part of 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 Suala. Title in drape-style cartouche. Second state, blank verso with German text above the map.
References: Burden #563; McLaughlin #81-2.
A good impression on a sheet with later color with some show-through on verso. Couple of light stains, mostly confined to blank margins, one just into neatline at bottom.