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Auction 196, Lot 124

"Canada ou Nouvelle France", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Colonial Northeastern United States & Canada

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Black & White

3.9 x 5.6 inches
9.9 x 14.2 cm
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This charming small map depicts the eastern seaboard from Chesapeake Bay to Greenland. The Great Lakes are shown open-ended in the west allowing the possibility of a Northwest Passage. The map extends to include Bermuda. It names Lake Superior, the Cercle Polaire, and shows Nouveu Mexique at extreme lower left. The map is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche at lower left and a vignette at upper left that shows two Indians and an infant. Page number 273 at upper right and French text on verso.

References: Kershaw #267; McCorkle #683.3; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I A [625].

Condition: A

A nice impression with light soiling in the margins.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/7/2024