"[Lot of 2] Royaume d'Irlande [and] Isle d Irlande", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Period: 1683 (published)
Publication: Description de l'Univers
4.4 x 6 inches
11.2 x 15.2 cm
A nice pair of copper-engraved maps showing counties, lakes, and rivers. Titles in simple block form. Sizes vary slightly.
A. Royaume d'Irlande, hand color.
B. Isle d Irlande, black & white. This is an unusual example as it includes a map that has been pasted on top of the original printed page. This was likely done due to a printing error after the map was bound and this was the easiest solution. Holding the map up to light appears to show that the original map lacked the names of the five counties.
References: Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I A #528 & #529.
Nice impressions on clean sheets.