Auction 169, Lot 139

"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.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with a few faint spots confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/12/2018