Auction 154, Lot 350

"[Lot of 8 - Maps of South America]", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: South America

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Black & White

4 x 5.7 inches
10.2 x 14.5 cm

This lot of decorative miniature maps comes from Mallet's renowned Description de l'Univers and consists of both views and maps. Includes two battle scenes in the vicinity of Fort Louis in French Guiana and maps that depict the mythical lakes Parime and Xarayes. Covers most of the continent with French text on verso. Size varies slightly. This lot includes:

A. F. Louys

B. Isle de Cayenne

C. Carthagene

D. Pais qui sont aux Environs de la Riviere de la Plata et du Pais des Patagons

E. Castille Neuve ou Castille d'Or

F. Pays des Caribes et Guiane

G. Bresil

H. Royaume de Chili

References: King (2nd ed.) pp 152-13; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I A.

Condition: A

Nice dark impressions with minor printer's ink residue mostly in the margins. There is a light damp stain in the top right blank margin on all the sheets with tiny edge chips far from map images.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/16/2015