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Auction 196, Lot 313

"Isles Lucayes", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Bahamas

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Black & White

4.2 x 5.9 inches
10.7 x 15 cm
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This beautifully engraved chart covers the northern Caribbean, with a nice depiction of the Bahamas. The southeastern coastline of Florida is at the map's left edge, and a portion of Cuba is south of the Bahamas. The seas are fully engraved in a wave-pattern and are further decorated with a cluster of battling sailing ships shown above Grand Bahama Island, with a ribbon-style title cartouche floating above in the sky.

References: Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I A [638].

Condition: A

A crisp impression with printer's ink residue that is mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/7/2024