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Alain Manesson Mallet

Alain Manesson Mallet (1630-1706) spent the first part of his career as a foot soldier in one the regiments of Louis XIV, becoming a sergeant-major of artillery and then an inspector of fortifications. After leaving the army he specialised in the publication of books describing both scientific and practical aspects of military engineering.

Alaijn Manesson Mallet

He is best known, however, for the compendious “Description De L’Univers”, a five volume geographical, cosmographic and historical work, which included maps of all known parts of the world. First published in 1683 with French text, a second German edition followed in 1684 in Frankfurt with the addition of German titles to the maps, just outside the printed border.

The miniature maps are highly distinctive: small picturesque engravings which combine decorative elements with an unusual degree of detail.

His major publications were Description de L'Univers (1683) in 5 volumes, and Les Travaux de Mars ou l'Art de la Guerre (1684) in 3 volumes.

Mallet Europe map

Europe Moderne De L'Europe
Mallet
C. 1683
£65.00

Belgium and Netherlands 17th century map

Netherlands and Belgium
Pays Bas en General De L'Europe

Mallet,
C. 1683
Text verso
£50.00

17th century map of Germany by Mallet for sale

Germany
Allemange en Generale

Mallet 1683
£65.00

Mallet Bavaria map 17th century

Germany - Bavaria
Mallet
C.1683
£55.00

Belgium and Netherlands 17th century map

Netherlands and Belgium
Pays Bas en General De L'Europe

Mallett
C. 1683
Text verso
£50.00

North Russia 17th century map by Mallet for sale

Russia - North
Detroit de Waigats
Mallet
C.1685
£50.00

 

 

 

Historical 17th century Maps by Alain Manesson Mallet.