Auction 123, Lot 105

"Amerique Septentrionale", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: North America

Period: 1685 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/20/2008

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