Auction 137, Lot 228

"Floride", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Colonial South

Period: 1685 (published)

Publication: Beschreibung des Gantzen Welt-Kreises…

Color: Hand Color

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 minimal detail from the Mississippi Valley to Florida. It retains 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. This is the second state.

References: Burden #568; Cumming (SE) #106.

Condition: A

Fine except for some faint pencil marks in blank margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/14/2011