Auction 127, Lot 349

"Mexique ou Nouvelle Espagne", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'univers, Tome V

Color: Hand Color

4 x 5.7 inches
10.2 x 14.5 cm

First state of this miniature copper engraved map features a large title cartouche and vignettes of a raging sea battle in the Pacific and an Indian battle in the region labeled Louisiane. The map covers the southern part of the present United States from the Baja (I. Californie) through Florida and extends south through Central America. French text on verso.

References: McLaughlin #83.

Condition: A

Some soiling in margins, map image is very good. Full margins, dark impression, later hand coloring.

Estimate: $250 - $350


Closed on 2/25/2009