"Isles des Larrons", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: Mariana Islands
Period: 1683 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
3.8 x 5.8 inches
9.7 x 14.7 cm
This fine miniature map depicts the Mariana Islands in the South Pacific. This group was once known as the Ladrones Islands, which translates from Spanish meaning "Island of Thieves." Most of the islands are shown stacked in a vertical column with a number of ships surrounding the islands, including two that are warring.
References: Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET IA, Tome II .
Nice impression and color with a few faint spots in the image.