Auction 156, Lot 109

"Isle de Terre Neuve", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Eastern Canada, Newfoundland

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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 [629].

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color, marginal soiling, and one small worm hole in bottom blank margin, away from image.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/17/2016

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