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Auction 150, Lot 83

"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
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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 [624].

Condition: A+

A clean, bright example with a dark impression.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/17/2014