Auction 132, Lot 179

"Floride", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Colonial Southern United States

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de L'Univers

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.5 x 6 inches
11.4 x 15.2 cm

Based largely on the earlier maps of Sanson and Duval, this map of the southern United States provides good detail from the Mississippi Valley to Florida. It retaining the spurious May Lake and an incorrect location and course of the Mississippi River. Florida is Tegesta. St. Augustine and St. Mathieu are named along the eastern coast of Florida. A drape style title cartouche adorns the map. French text on verso.

References: Cumming (SE) #95.

Condition: A

Sharp impression with minor soil in blank margins. Remnants of hinges on verso.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $230

Closed on 6/2/2010

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