Auction 96, Lot 73

"Nouveau Continent Avec plusieurs Isles et Mers", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: Description de l' univers

Color: Hand Color

4 x 5.7 inches
10.2 x 14.5 cm

This is the second state of this charming miniature map drawn in a hemispheric projection. California is depicted as an island on the Briggs model, with a flat northern coast. The Solomon Islands dominate the Pacific, and part of the New Zealand coast is shown but not named. Two minutely engraved galleons decorate the map. Page number 235, French text on verso.

References: McLaughlin #85-1.

Condition: B

Generally very good but with an unobtrusive stain near the Equator.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/12/2001