Auction 140, Lot 71

"Nouveau Continent avec Plusieurs Isles", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1684 (published)

Publication: Beschreibung des Gantzen Welt Kreises…

Color: Hand Color

4 x 5.5 inches
10.2 x 14 cm

This is the first 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. New Guinea is named, the Solomon Islands dominate the Pacific, and part of the New Zealand coast is shown but not named. Three minutely engraved galleons decorate the map. Titled above in German: Das Neue Vestelant Nebst Vielen Inseln with fig. 79.

References: Burden #558; McLaughlin #85-1.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $130

Closed on 5/23/2012