World Australia Southern Continent Eastern hemisphere 1683 Mallet miniature map
World Australia Southern Continent Eastern hemisphere 1683 Mallet miniature map World Australia Southern Continent Eastern hemisphere 1683 Mallet miniature map
$ 85.00

Carte Generale

(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

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