"Nouveau Mexique et Californie", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: Southwestern United States
Period: 1683 (published)
Publication: Desription de l'Univers
Color: Black & White
3.8 x 5.6 inches
9.7 x 14.2 cm
One of the most attractive miniature maps from this series. The map focuses on the ISLAND OF CALIFORNIA and the southwestern United States and Mexico. California has a flat northern coast with C. Blanco named. Four islands lie between "Isle de Californie" and the mainland, the largest is named "Gigante I." The "Norto R." (Rio Grande) flows from a large interior lake, with "Real de Nueva Mexico" (Santa Fe) located on its bank, and empties incorrectly into the Gulf of California. The title cartouche is flanked by two native figures and two ships are engaged in battle in the lower part of the map.
References: McLaughlin #87.
Small expert repair of printer's flaw in lower part of Mexico.