Auction 140, Lot 857

"[Lot of 2 - Ships]", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Ships

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Beschreibung des Gantzen Welt Kreises…

Color: Hand Color

5 x 7.8 inches
12.7 x 19.8 cm

This lot includes two engravings of ships from the first volume of Mallet's Beschreibung des Ganzen Welt Kreises…. The first, engraved by Vogel, depicts a ship firing a cannon with several rowboats alongside. The various sails are lettered, with a key in French and German at top. The second engraving depicts several ships in stormy weather.

References: cf. Pastoureau, Manesson-Mallet Tome I, [92] & [96].

Condition: A

Marginal soiling and remnants of hinge tape on verso. The first engraving has a minor damp stain in top blank margin, far from image. The second engraving has a small chip in bottom right corner, also far from image.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/23/2012