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Auction 167, Lot 31

"[Lot of 3] Equateur [and] Globe Terrestre [and] Figure XIII", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1683 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.2 x 5.6 inches
10.7 x 14.2 cm

A. Equateur, published in Beschreibung des Ganzen Welt-Kreisses. A ribbon-style cartouche hovers over an armillary sphere, which sits atop a double-hemisphere world map on a table. Celestial and terrestrial globes sit beside the table.

B. Globe Terrestre, published in Beschreibung des Ganzen Welt-Kreisses. Interesting miniature engraving featuring a globe rendered onto a cartouche fashioned as a wall map with mathematical calculations surrounding the globe. This hangs above a fortified medieval city from which a military procession marches toward the sea. The map depicts the hemisphere centered on the Atlantic Ocean showing most of America, Europe and Africa and the enormous continent at the South Pole as well as numerous sailing ships.

C. Figure XIII, published in Description de L'Univers. This engraving depicts two globes with the night sky above the earth, showing the various zones in each. The terrestrial globe is centered on the eastern hemisphere and shows a huge southern continent. French text on verso.

References: Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I A [13] & I B.

Condition: A

Nice impressions on watermarked paper. Figure XIII has minor toning and a damp stain confined to the edges of the sheet, well away from the image.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 3/28/2018