Auction 132, Lot 397

"[Lot of 2] Decowerte de la Groenlande [and] Isles Acores", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: North Atlantic

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Black & White

Size:
4 x 6 inches
10.2 x 15.2 cm

1) Decowerte de la Groenlande is an interesting map showing most of Greenland, Iceland and part of Britain and Norway. A small coastline of Terre de Spitzberg is seen at right. Four ships sailing the Mer Glaciale and a curtain-style cartouche decorate the map. French text on verso.

2) Isles Acores depicts the Azores with several sailing ships, including a sea battle in the foreground. French text on verso.

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Condition: B+

There are some light damp stains in margin with one just entering the plate on the map of the Azores.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Unsold

Closed on 6/2/2010

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