Auction 142, Lot 25

"[Lot of 2] Nouveau Continent avec Plusieurs Isles et Mers [and] Ancien Continent", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: World

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: Beschreibung des Gantzen Welt-Kreisses…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 5.5 inches
10.2 x 14 cm

Matched pair of maps of the hemispheres. In the Western Hemisphere, California is shown as an island and there are several disembodied coastlines in the Pacific and the region labeled Terres Australes. In the Eastern Hemisphere, Australia is still in a conjectural form and there is a partial coastline of the southern continent labeled Terres Incognues. Tiny galleons decorate the maps.

References: (WH) McLaughlin #85-2; Shirley #518; Burden $#559.

Condition: A

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/28/2012

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