Auction 126, Lot 119

"Canada ou Nouvelle France", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 5.5 inches
10.2 x 14 cm

This charming small map depicts the eastern seaboard from Chesapeake Bay to Greenland. The Great Lakes are shown open-ended in the west allowing the possibility of a Northwest Passage. The map extends to include Bermuda. Names Lake Superior, the Cercle Polaire and shows Nouveu Mexique at extreme lower left. The map is decorated with a strap work title cartouche at lower left and a vignette at upper left shows two Indians and an infant. Page number 275 at upper right and French text on verso.

References: Kershaw #267; McCorkle #683.3.

Condition: A

Good impression and well applied hand color.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/3/2008

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