Auction 144, Lot 28

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

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

Condition: A

There is one extraneous crease, else fine.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 4/3/2013

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