"Isle de Terre Neuve", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: Eastern Canada, Newfoundland
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
4.2 x 5.8 inches
10.7 x 14.7 cm
This charming bird's-eye map of the Canadian Maritimes is centered on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Newfoundland has a very rudimentary shape with just a few place names off the eastern coast. St. Pierre is noted on Cape Breton Island, and further south is an enlarged Sable Island. A sea battle rages in the Atlantic. French text on verso.
References: Burden #566; Kershaw #268; King (2nd ed.) pp 152-53; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I A .
A nice impression with attractive color, marginal soiling, and one small worm hole in bottom blank margin, away from image.