"[Lot of 2] Suaquen [and] Ile. Bourbon", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Period: 1683 (published)
Publication: Description de l'univers
Color: Hand Color
4 x 5.5 inches
10.2 x 14 cm
A pair of beautifully engraved copper plate maps from this important publication. The former is a bird's-eye view of the town and harbor with numerous sailing ships visible. The latter is a plan of the island detailing watershed and topography in a simple style and naming several rivers and three towns. Both with ribbon style title cartouches above.
Both with dark impressions and hand coloring. On hand laid paper with wide margins. Color bleed to verso.