World Australia Southern Continent Eastern hemisphere 1683 Mallet miniature mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
(World- Eastern Hemisphere- Australia- Southern continent- Africa- Asia)
Issued Paris, 1686 for A.M. Mallet.
Note the huge and undefined outline assigned to Australia as well as the huge Southern Continent which is little more than a giant ice mass.
Charming late 17th century copper engraved map, with pleasing full hand color.
The image has a near folk-art feel, a style unique to this historical era. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this reason.
Mostly clean and well preserved example, the image displays a fine patina.
Sheet measures c. 5 1/4" x 8 1/2".
Printed area measures c. 3 3/4" x 5 1/4".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196