"Amerique Septentrionale", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: Colonial North America
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
4.6 x 6.2 inches
11.7 x 15.7 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. French text on verso.
References: Burden #563; McLaughlin #81-2; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET A .
A clean, bright example with a dark impression.