Auction 162, Lot 189

"Floride", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Colonial Southern United States

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l’Univers

Color: Black & White

4.6 x 6 inches
11.7 x 15.2 cm

Based largely on the earlier maps of Sanson and Duval, this map of the southern United States provides minimal detail from the Mississippi Valley to Florida. It retains the spurious May Lake and an incorrect location and course of the Mississippi River. Florida is Tegesta. St. Augustine and St. Mathieu are named along the eastern coast of Florida. A drape style title cartouche adorns the map. This is the first state.

References: Burden #568; Cumming (SE) #106.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with a faint damp stain at left and a bit of printer's ink residue at top right. There are remnants of cello tape on verso along the top and bottom edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 4/26/2017