"[Lot of 2] Nouveau Continent ou Amerique [and] Ancien Continent avec Plusieurs Isles, Oceans, Mers, Golfes", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Period: 1683 (published)
Publication: Description de l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
4 x 5.6 inches
10.2 x 14.2 cm
Matched pair of maps of the hemispheres. In the Western Hemisphere, California is shown as an island and there are several disembodied coastlines in the Pacific and the region labeled Terres Australes. In the Eastern Hemisphere, Australia is still in a conjectural form and there is a partial coastline of the southern continent labeled Terres Incognues. A tiny galleon decorates the Eastern Hemisphere map. French text on verso.
References: Burden #560; McLaughlin #86-1; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET 1 A  & ; Shirley #518.
Nice impressions with light toning and minor damp stains confined to the blank margins.