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Auction 153, Lot 668

"Isles du Iapon", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Japan

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Beschreibung des Gantzen Welt Kreises…

Color: Hand Color

4 x 5.8 inches
10.2 x 14.7 cm

This is a lovely little map of the islands of Japan. Mallet draws on several cartographers for this representation, thereby making this map cartographically unique. A large decorative title cartouche fills the bottom of the map and a tiny ship sails in the sea.

References: Walter #63; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I B.

Condition: A

Minor soiling in the blank margin and an uneven bottom margin, far from image.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/20/2015