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Nouvelle Guinée et Carpentarie. (PNG, Cape York) Mallet c1683

Nouvelle Guinée et Carpentarie. (PNG, Cape York) Mallet c1683

by Mallet, Allain Manesson

Cape York Peninsula, Gulf of Carpentaria, New Guinea - before the charting of Torres Strait.

Lovely little 17th century antique map, engraved by Alain Manesson Mallet (1630-1706) published in Paris c1683 “by Royal privilege”, for the first ‘modern’ book of geography Description de l’Univers (Description of the Universe). Mallet's comprehensive 5 volume work comprised – prior to the charting of Torres Strait. This is the first edition of this map which was reissued in 1684, and in Germany in 1686.

Page size: 21 x 14cm (8.25 x 5.5 inches).

[ The next item is the same map, framed with gilt edged, cracked gesso mount, and framed in poplar. ]

Stock Number: amPNGmal247Price: $440.00

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