Auction 126, Lot 273

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

Subject: Florida, St. Augustine

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 is a beautifully engraved early bird's-eye view of St. Augustine. It gives an excellent view of the fort and the tiny settlement with a large three-masted warship under full sail in the foreground, plus a smaller coastal sailing ship. The ribbon-style title cartouche floats above the scene. The page number 297 is at upper right and French text is on the verso.

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Condition: A+

Very early, dark impression with full margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/3/2008

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