Auction 126, Lot 22

"[Lot of 2] Nouveau Continent avec Plusieurs Isles [and] Ancien Continent", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: World

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Black & White

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. Tiny galleons decorate the maps.

References: (WH) McLaughlin #84-1.

Condition: A

Pleasantly toned with good impressions.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/3/2008