"Isles du Iapon", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l'Univers...
Color: Hand Color
3.9 x 5.5 inches
9.9 x 14 cm
This is a lovely little map of the islands of Japan. Mallet draws on several cartographers for this representation, thereby making this map cartographically unique. A large decorative title cartouche fills the bottom of the map, and a tiny ship sails in the sea. French text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp 152-53; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I A #137; Walter #63, OAG #49.
A dark impression with a touch of printer's ink residue at bottom right and some minor toning and soiling confined to the blank margins.