"Floride", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: Colonial Southern United States
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l’Univers
Color: Hand Color
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; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I A .
A nice impression on watermarked paper with mild toning, marginal soiling, and a few small worm tracks confined to the blank margins.