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Tunis & Carthage.

Mallet, Allain Manesson. Tunis. "Tunis et la Goulett" & "Tunis"; "Les Environsde la ville Tunis" & "Ancienne Carthage" Paris. Thierry. Denys. 1683
Copper engraved view of Tunis, with a birdseye view above, [2 on 1 plate] + map of Tunis environs and also of Ancient Carthage [2 on 1 plate] from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. 2 plates, text to versos.
A decorative view of Tunis with the birdseye view set on a banner above. Dark impression.

Allain Manesson Mallet 1630- 1706, French cartographer, engineer and mathematician, served in the army of Louis XIV, and also that of the King of Portugal later becoming Inspector of Fortifications to Louis. He published the "Description de l'Univers" in 1683, attempting to describe the cartography, towns, ports, people, habits and traditions of the known world. The work extended to 5 volumes with some 600 illustrations.
His other works were"Les Travaux de Mars, ou L'art de la Guerre" 1684, and "La geometerie Practique" 1702.
156 by 102mm (6ΒΌ by 4 inches) map. 145x102mm view.   ref: 1164  €50

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