"Nouveau Continent ou Amerique", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l'Univers
Color: Black & White
4.1 x 5.7 inches
10.4 x 14.5 cm
This is the third of three similar miniature maps of the Americas drawn in a hemispheric projection in Description de l'Univers. California is depicted as an island on the Briggs model with a flat northern coastline. The northwestern coastline of North America starts to extend west near 60° N. An extensive coastline in the region of Australia and New Guinea and several Pacific islands appear in the west without names. This is the first state with page 269 at upper right and French text on verso.
References: Burden #560; McLaughlin #86; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET 1A #623.
A crisp impression with minor soiling in the blank margins. A short edge tear along the bottom sheet edge has been closed on verso with archival tape.