Catalog Archive
Auction 135, Lot 72

"Nouveau Continent Avec plusieurs Isles et Mers", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l' univers

Color: Black & White

4 x 5.7 inches
10.2 x 14.5 cm
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This is the second state of this charming miniature map drawn in a hemispheric projection. California is depicted as an island on the Briggs model, with a flat northern coast. The Solomon Islands dominate the Pacific, and part of the New Zealand coast is shown but not named. Two minutely engraved galleons decorate the map. Page number 235 in upper right corner and French text on verso.

References: Burden #559; McLaughlin #85-1.

Condition: A+

Fine example with the inking on plate at left center always seen on this map.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/16/2011