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1683. Miniature Map published in 1683. Page measure 8 x 5.25 inches. Miniature map and view combination depicting portions of the Salomon Islands in the South Pacific, including a portion of New Zealand. Allain Manesson-Mallet (1630-1706) advanced from his position of musket bearer under Louis XIV to eventually occupy the position of "maitre de mathematiques" to the French King. He was the author and engraver of "Description de L'Univers," a five-volume survey of the world that included maps of the...
Auckland: Reed Methuen, 1987. Photographs by Brian Brake. Illustrated in black and white and color with many full-bleed detail images of feather cloak patterns. 124 pages, slim large 8vo, pictorial wrappers. Auckland: Reed Methuen in association with the Auckland Institute and Museum, 1987. A near fine copy.