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Auction 115, Lot 725

"[Lot of 2] Suaquen [and] Ile. Bourbon", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Africa

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.


Condition: A

Both with dark impressions and hand coloring. On hand laid paper with wide margins. Color bleed to verso.

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/21/2006