"Amerique Septentrionale", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: North America
Period: 1685 (circa)
Publication: Beschreibung des Ganzen Welt-Kreisses…
Color: Black & White
4.6 x 6.1 inches
11.7 x 15.5 cm
This charming miniature map depicts the continent with the island of California shown only to about the 40 degrees north. The Great Lakes are open-ended in the west and called Mer Douce and there is a north-south range of mountains called Mont de Suala. A drape-style cartouche adorns the title. This is the second state of the map, published in the German edition of Description de l'Univers, with German text above the map.
References: Burden #563; McLaughlin #81-2.
This example has sizable margins with a couple damp stains which just enter into the neatline and remnants of hinge tape on verso.