Auction 171, Lot 122

"Canada ou Nouvelle France", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 5.6 inches
10.2 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 275 at upper right and French text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Nice impression and color on a sheet of watermarked paper. There are a few faint dampstains in the blank margins, with one just touching the border at left.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/6/2019

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