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Auction 179, Lot 812

"Isles de Salomon ", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Salomon Islands, New Zealand

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 5.9 inches
10.4 x 15 cm

A crisp, copper-engraved map that features one of the earliest depictions of New Zealand. It reflects the contemporary ambiguity of the Solomon Islands and their connection, along with New Zealand, to the southern continent. The region between New Zealand and the Salomon Islands is here called Terre de Quir. Decorated with several sailing ships in the fully engraved sea, and a ribbon-style title cartouche floating in the sky. French text on verso.

References: Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I A #617.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with light show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/16/2020