Auction 170, Lot 136

"Canada ou Nouvelle France", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Colonial Northeastern United States & Canada

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Black & White

3.9 x 5.6 inches
9.9 x 14.2 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. Names Lake Superior, the Cercle Polaire and shows Nouveu 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. Page number 273 at upper right and French text on verso.

References: Kershaw #267; McCorkle #683.3; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I A [626].

Condition: A

A nice impression on a watermarked sheet with one tiny abrasion near the center of the map.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/14/2018