Auction 110, Lot 44

"Globe Terrestre [Figure LXXI]", 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

Spot in blank margin and a faint damp stain just entering map at bottom left.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/2/2005

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