Auction 106, Lot 49

"Globe Terrestre", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de L'Univers

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 5.7 inches
10.2 x 14.5 cm

Interesting miniature engraving featuring a globe rendered onto a cartouche fashioned as a wall map with mathematical calculations surrounding the globe. This hangs above a fortified medieval city from which a military procession marches toward the sea. The map depicts the hemisphere centered on the Atlantic Ocean showing most of America, Europe and Africa and the enormous continent at the South Pole as well as numerous sailing ships.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/3/2004

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