Auction 110, Lot 673

"Isles de Salomon", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Pacific - Salomon Islands

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l' Univers

Color: Black & White

Size:
4 x 5.8 inches
10.2 x 14.7 cm

A well engraved chart that reflects the contemporary ambiguity of the Solomon Islands and their connection, along with New Zealand, to the southern continent. The region between New Zealand and the Salomons is here called Terre de Qvir. Fully engraved seas. Decorated with several sailing ships in the sea, and a ribbon-style title cartouche floating in the sky.

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Condition: B

Dark impression. A small area of light staining just into map at upper right corner, else very good.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $140

Closed on 3/2/2005

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