1683 Lovely Mallet Map Of Mexico, Texas, Island Of California For Sale
1683 MalletEngraving -Mexique ou Nouvelle Espagne
Allain Mallet whose professional occupation was a military engineer, is known more for his authorship of the five volume "Description de l'Univers', one of the earliest printed miniature, illustrated world history/geography books. It contains numerous decorative maps, views, portraits etc. which are the best source of reasonably priced material for the collector of early illustrated material.
Thismap comes from the firstFrench edition of 'Description de l'Univers'. It shows 'New spain which then consisted of Central America, Mexico, the America south west including Texas and 'I. Californie' (Island of California). California was then shown as an island on most maps, not fully disproved until 1720. There are very attractive elements to the map including battling galleons in the Pacific and fighting natives at the top.
Theengraving measures 5.5" by 4", hasfine wash hand colouring, and is in very good condition. We have included an image of the title page for reference (not for sale).
The engraving is guaranteed to be over 330 years old.
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