"Nouveau Continent avec Plusieurs Isles et Mers", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
4 x 5.7 inches
10.2 x 14.5 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. The Solomon Islands dominate the Pacific, and part of the New Zealand coast is shown but not named. Three small galleons decorate the map. Marked page 219 at upper right.
References: Burden #558; McLaughlin #84-1.
There is one extraneous crease, else fine.