Auction 98, Lot 65

"Nouveau Continent ou Amerique", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1684 (circa)

Publication: Beschreibung des ganzen welt-kreisses…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 5.5 inches
10.2 x 14 cm

A nice miniature map from this interesting series by Mallet. California is shown as an island on the Brigg's model with a flat northern coastline. The northwestern coastline of North America starts to extend west near 60 deg. N. The major difference between this and Mallet's similar Western Hemisphere maps is the addition of an extensive coastline in the region of Australia and New Guinea and the addition of several Pacific islands. State 2 from the German edition.

References: McLaughlin #86.

Condition: A

Minor soil in margins with a touch entering plate at top, overall very good with a crisp impression.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $170

Closed on 3/6/2002

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