"Nouveau Continent avec plusieurs Isles et Mers", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1683 (published)
Publication: Description de l'univers, Tome I
Color: Black & White
4 x 5.7 inches
10.2 x 14.5 cm
First state of this map of the Americas with "CALIFORNIE ISLE" depicted in the Briggs style with a flat northern coast. The Solomon Islands are also prominently shown, as well as the beginnings of the New Zealand coastline. Two tiny ships sail the seas. Crisp impression. Ref: McLaughlin #85-1. Spot in margin title, map image very fine.