Auction 178, Lot 70

"Groenlande", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Northeastern Canada & Greenland

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 5.9 inches
10.4 x 15 cm

An interesting miniature map of Greenland and northeastern Canada. Place names are only shown in Greenland, which is connected to New North Wales (Ellesmere Island). Baffin Island is named Comberlants Isles and is an interesting round shape. The sea is fully engraved and two ships are shown in battle. Title is in a ribbon cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Kershaw #270; Pastoureau, Manesson-Mallet I A [112].

Condition: A

A crisp impression with minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/10/2020