"Nouveau Continent ou Amerique", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l'Univers
Color: Black & White
4 x 5.5 inches
10.2 x 14 cm
A nice miniature map from this interesting series. California is shown as an island on the Brigg's model with a flat northern coastline. The northwestern coastline of North America starts to extend west near 60° N. The major difference between this and Mallet's similar Western Hemisphere map is the addition of an extensive coastline in the region of Australia and New Guinea and the addition of several Pacific islands. State 1 with page 269 at upper right and French text on verso.
References: McLaughlin #86.
This is a very fine example with a strong, early impression. A little marginal soiling at lower right, otherwise a fine example.