"[Lot of 2] Nouveau Continent avec Plusieurs Isles et Mers [and] Ancien Continent avec Plusieurs Isles, Oceans, et Mers", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l’Univers
Color: Black & White
4 x 5.8 inches
10.2 x 14.7 cm
Matched pair of maps of the hemispheres. In the Western Hemisphere, California is shown as an island on the Briggs model. The Solomon Islands dominate the Pacific, and part of the New Zealand coastline is shown but not named. In the Eastern Hemisphere, Australia is still in a conjectural form and there is a partial coastline of the southern continent labeled Terres Incognues. Tiny galleons decorate the maps.
References: Burden #559; McLaughlin #85-1; Pastoureau, Manesson-Mallet I A [85 & 86].
Both sheets have been remargined at left with several small worm tracks confined to the lower blank margins.