Catalog Archive
Auction 143, Lot 98

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

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1684 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

4 x 5.7 inches
10.2 x 14.5 cm
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This is the second 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. The Solomon Islands dominate the Pacific, and part of the New Zealand coast is shown but not named. One minutely engraved galleon decorates the map. Marked figure 86 at upper right with German text. Blank verso.

References: Burden #559; McLaughlin #85-2.

Condition: B+

Light soiling, some printer's ink residue, and scattered foxing confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/13/2013