"Canada ou Nouvelle France", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada
Period: 1684 (circa)
Publication: Beschreibung des Ganzen Welt-Kreisses...
Color: Hand Color
3.9 x 5.5 inches
9.9 x 14 cm
This charming small map depicts the eastern seaboard from Chesapeake Bay to Greenland. The Great Lakes are shown open-ended in the west allowing the possibility of a Northwest Passage. The map extends to include Bermuda. It names Lake Superior and the Cercle Polaire and shows Nouveau Mexique at extreme lower left. The map is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche at lower left and a vignette at upper left shows two Indians and an infant. From a German edition of Mallet's Description de l'Univers.
References: cf. Kershaw #267; McCorkle #683.3; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I B.
A crisp impression with a few faint spots confined to the blank margins.