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Auction 168, Lot 245

"St. Augus. de Floride", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: St. Augustine, Florida

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Black & White

4.3 x 5.8 inches
10.9 x 14.7 cm

This is a beautifully engraved early bird's-eye view of St. Augustine. It gives an excellent view of the fort and the tiny settlement with a large three-masted warship under full sail in the foreground, plus a smaller coastal sailing ship. The ribbon-style title cartouche floats above the scene. The page number 297 is at upper right, and French text is on the verso.

References: Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET IA, Tome V #636.

Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with minor toning mostly confined to the blank margins and a rust spot in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/6/2018