"Ancien Continent avec Plusieurs Isles, Oceans, et Mers", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: Eastern Hemisphere
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
4 x 5.7 inches
10.2 x 14.5 cm
This is Mallet's classic miniature map of 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 seas. French text on verso.
References: Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I A .
A nice impression on watermarked paper with light toning along the edges of the sheet.