"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.
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.