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Auction 147, Lot 82

"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.

Condition: B+

This example has sizable margins with a couple damp stains which just enter into the neatline and remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $190 - $240

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/20/2013