Auction 146, Lot 58

"Carte Generale", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Eastern Hemisphere

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: Description de l'Univers…

Color: Hand Color

4.2 x 5.8 inches
10.7 x 14.7 cm

This unusual small map shows the Eastern Hemisphere backwards with Asia to the east and Europe to the west. There is a large unnamed southern continent, and the eastern half of Australia is depicted along with a portion of Tasmania. There is no inland detail with the exception of Paris and Istanbul being named.

References: Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET [7]

Condition: A

Minor soiling confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/4/2013