Auction 179, Lot 87

"Amerique Septentrionale", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1684 (circa)

Publication: Beschreibung des Gantzen Welt-Kreisses…

Color: Black & White

Size:
4.6 x 6.1 inches
11.7 x 15.5 cm

This charming miniature map depicts the continent with the island of California shown only to about the 40 degrees north. The Great Lakes are open-ended in the west and called Mer Douce, and there is a north-south range of mountains called Mont de Suala. A drape-style title cartouche adorns the top right corner. This is the second state, with the Barania R not labeled in Mexico.

References: Burden #563; McLaughlin #81-2; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I B.

Condition: B+

On a lightly toned sheet with some minor unobtrusive stains and printer's ink residue. There are remnants of paper tape on verso.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/16/2020

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