"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 .
A nice impression on a clean, bright sheet.