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Auction 109, Lot 19

"[Lot of 2] Ancient Continent Avec Plusieurs Isles [and] Nouveau Continent ou Amerique", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: World

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'univers

Color: Hand Color

9 x 5.5 inches
22.9 x 14 cm

Matched pair of maps of the hemispheres. In the Eastern Hemisphere, Australia is still in a conjectural form and there is a partial coastline of the southern continent labeled Terres Incognues. Two ships adorn the map. In the Western Hemisphere, California is shown as an island and there are several disembodied coastlines in the Pacific and the region labeled Terres Australes.

References: McLaughlin #86.

Condition: A

Fine impressions and lovely color. A little text show-through, else fine.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/1/2004