Catalog Archive
Auction 100, Lot 74

"Nouveau Continent ou Amerique", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1685 (published)

Publication: Description de l'univers, Tome V.

Color: Black & White

4 x 5.6 inches
10.2 x 14.2 cm

A nice miniature map from this interesting series by Mallet. California is shown as an islandon the Brigg's model with a flat northern coastline. The northwestern coastline of North America starts to extend west near 60 deg. N. The major difference between this and Mallet's similar Western Hemisphere maps is the addition of an extensive coastline in the region of Australia and New Guinea and the addition of several Pacific islands. State 1of the plate.

References: McLaughlin #86.

Condition: A

Crisp impression on hand laid paper with full margins. Some toning in margins, well away from image.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/12/2002