Auction 176, Lot 48

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

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1684 (published)

Publication: Beschreibung des Ganzen Welt-Kreisses

Color: Black & White

3.9 x 5.4 inches
9.9 x 13.7 cm

This is the second state of this charming miniature map drawn in a hemispheric projection, with the various seas named on the map. California is depicted as an island on the Briggs model, with a flat northern coast. Part of the coasts of New Guinea and New Zealand are depicted but not named, and the named Solomon Islands dominate the Pacific. A minutely engraved galleon decorates the map. Titled above in German: Das Neue Veste Land Nebst Vielen Inseln with fig. 86.

References: Burden #559; McLaughlin #85-1.

Condition: B+

Light offsetting from an opposing page of text.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/12/2020