Auction 137, Lot 91

"Nouveau Continent ou Amerique", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1685 (circa)


Color: Black & White

4 x 6 inches
10.2 x 15.2 cm

A nice miniature map from the sixth-state German edition of Mallet’s Description of the Universe. 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.

References: Burden #558; McLaughlin #84.

Condition: A+

Fine example. Hinge tape on verso confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/14/2011