Auction 170, Lot 78

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

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Black & White

3.9 x 5.6 inches
9.9 x 14.2 cm

This is the first state of this charming miniature map drawn in a hemispheric projection. 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. Three small galleons decorate the map. Marked page 219 at upper right.

References: Burden #558; McLaughlin #84-1; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET IA, Tome I [79].

Condition: A+

A nice impression on a clean, bright sheet.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $70

Closed on 11/14/2018