"[Lot of 2] Ancien Continent avec plusieurs Isles, Oceans et Mers [and] Pays des Negres", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: Eastern Hemisphere
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l'univers
Color: Hand Color
4 x 5.5 inches
10.2 x 14 cm
Matched pair of maps from this interesting pocket atlas. First shows the whole Eastern Hemisphere in a spherical projection. Australia is only partially mapped and the East Asian coastline is truncated with a long Korean Peninsula. There is a large Terres Incognues in the Antarctic region. The second map shows the southern part of Europe, the Mediterranean and Western Africa with the most detail concentrated along the Niger River. French text on verso.