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Auction 191, Lot 349

"Mexique ou Nouvelle Espagne", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Southern United States, Mexico & Central America

Period: 1685 (published)

Publication: Beschreibung des Gantzen Welt-Kreisses

Color: Black & White

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 peninsula (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: A

Light printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/8/2023