Auction 97, Lot 69

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

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: Description de l'univers, Tome I

Color: Hand Color

4 x 5.6 inches
10.2 x 14.2 cm

First state of this charming miniature map in a hemispheric projection. CALIFORNIA 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. Three galleons decorate the map. No text on verso.

References: McLaughlin 84-1.

Condition: A+

Fine crisp impression with a tiny spot in margin, still fine.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/5/2001