Auction 108, Lot 81

"Nouveau Continent Avec plusieurs Isles", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: Description de l' Univers

Color: Black & White

4 x 5.6 inches
10.2 x 14.2 cm

First state of this charming miniature map in a hemispheric projection. California is depicted as an island on the Briggs model, with a flat northern coast. The Solomon Islands dominate the Pacific, and part of the New Zealand coast is shown but not named. Three galleons decorate the map.

References: McLaughlin #84-1.

Condition: A

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/29/2004