"Nouveau Continent avec Plusieurs Isles et Mers", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1684 (published)
Publication: Beschreibung des Ganzen Welt-Kreisses
Color: Hand Color
4 x 5.5 inches
10.2 x 14 cm
This is the second state of this charming miniature map drawn in a hemispheric projection, with the various seas named on the map. California is depicted as an island on the Briggs model, with a flat northern coast. Part of the coasts of New Guinea and New Zealand are depicted but not named, and the named Solomon Islands dominate the Pacific. A minutely engraved galleon decorates the map. Titled above in German: Das Neue Veste Land Nebst Vielen Inseln with fig. 86.
References: Burden #559; McLaughlin #85-1.
Light printer's ink residue and faint toning in blank margins.