"Continent Meridional Austral ou Antarctique", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: South Pole
Period: 1683 (published)
Publication: Description de l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
4.3 x 5.9 inches
10.9 x 15 cm
This handsome circular south-polar projection depicts the continents with partial coastlines for Antarctica, Australia, and New Zealand. The incomplete Australian coastline is based on Tasman's discoveries. Antarctica appears as two vague coastlines labeled Terre Australe et Inconnues. The map also includes the southern portions of Africa and South America. Another title runs above the map: Des Terres Australes.
References: Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET 1 A ; Tooley (Australia) Ant-34.
On watermarked paper with minor show-through of text on verso and a couple negligible spots. There is light toning and soiling confined to the blank margins.