Catalog Archive
Auction 182, Lot 87

"Amerique Septentrionale", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1685 (circa)

Publication: Beschreibung des Gantzen Welt-Kreisses

Color: Hand Color

4.5 x 6.1 inches
11.4 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+

A dark impression on a lightly toned sheet with a partial coat of arms watermark and a bit of foxing mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $100

Closed on 4/28/2021