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Auction 179, Lot 325

"Mexique ou Nouvelle Espagne", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Southern United States, Mexico & Central America

Period: 1685 (published)

Publication: Beschreibung des Gantzen Welt-Kreisses

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 5.6 inches
9.9 x 14.2 cm
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This miniature copper-engraved map features a large title cartouche and vignettes of a raging sea battle in the Pacific and an Indian battle in the region labeled Louisiane. The map covers the southern part of the present United States from the Baja (I. Californie) through Florida and extends south through Central America. This is the second state with a German title above the map, "Mexica oder Neu Spannien," published in Johann David Zunner's edition of Mallet's Description de l'Univers…

References: King (2nd ed.) pp 154-155; McLaughlin #83; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I B.

Condition: B+

There is printer's ink residue, a minor damp stain at right, and light scattered foxing that is mostly concentrated in the blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/16/2020