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1685 Original Copper Engraving of "Nouveau Continent" Showing North and South America and California as an Island

Category: maps
Item Number: 14194
Price: $450


"Nouveau Continent Avec Plusiers Isles et Mers" original copper engraving, Figure 86 taken from "Description de L'Univers" [1685] by Allain Maneson Mallet. Later hand coloring. Attractive map of North and South America, showing California as an island 4.5"x6.5" inches matted to 8.5"x11" inches. Among the features noted are "Amerique" "N. Mexique Septentrionale" "Californie Isle" "Mer de Californie" "Magellanique" Teres Arctiques" "Teres Australes" and at the very bottom of the map "Terres Incognues." A small ship can be seen sailing in the Pacific Ocean. Attractively matted, with light scuffing to matte. The map itself is in very good condition.

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