Auction 113, Lot 30

"[Lot of 2] Nouveau Continent ou Amerique [and] Ancien Continent", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: World

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'univers, Tome V

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 5.5 inches
10.2 x 14 cm

Matched pair of maps of the hemispheres. 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. In the Eastern Hemisphere, Australia is still in a conjectural form and there is a partial coastline of the southern continent labeled Terres Incognues.

References: WH - McLaughlin #86-1.

Condition: A

Couple of faint damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/7/2005

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