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Auction 191, Lot 342

"[Untitled - Powhatan, Virginia] Figure CXXVI", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Powhatan, Virginia, Natives

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

4.4 x 5.9 inches
11.2 x 15 cm
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This copper engraving depicts Powhatan's village based on the view which appeared first on Smith's map of Virginia. At top is a drape-style cartouche with an image of the great Indian chief Powhatan seated on his throne and surrounded by his subjects. French text on verso.

References: Pastoureau, MANESSON_MALLET 1 A [634].

Condition: A

A nice impression with light, marginal foxing.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/8/2023