Auction 149, Lot 64

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

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 5.8 inches
10.4 x 14.7 cm

This is the second of three similar miniature maps of the Americas drawn in a hemispheric projection in Description de l'Univers. 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. Two minutely engraved galleons decorate the map. Page number 235 in upper right corner and French text on verso.

References: Burden #559; McLaughlin #85-1; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET IA, Tome I #86.

Condition: A

On watermarked paper with minor toning and soiling in the blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/21/2014