Auction 139, Lot 79

"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.

Condition: A

Light printer's ink residue and faint toning in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/15/2012