Auction 177, Lot 26

"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 [614]; Tooley (Australia) Ant-34.

Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $170

Closed on 4/29/2020