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Auction 180, Lot 680

"Isles du Iapon", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Japan

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers...

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 5.5 inches
9.9 x 14 cm
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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.

Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $75

Closed on 11/18/2020