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Auction 185, Lot 38

"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
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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 [85].

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/17/2021