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Tripoli, Libya; . Barbary Coast.

Mallet, Allain Manesson. "Tripoli" "Plan de Tripoli Barbarie" &" Tripoli de Barbarie"; "Habitants de Barbarie"; " Barbarie". Paris. Thierry. Denys. 1683
Copper engraved view of Tripoli, Libya, with a town plan above, [2 on 1 plate] + map of Barbary Coast, North Africa [4 on 1 plate] with an illustration of the costume of the inhabitants from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. 3 plates, text to versos.
A decorative view of Tripoli with the town plan set on a banner above. Dark impressions. the map appears to have been pasted over the same map, at the time of publication, perhaps there was a mistake on the previous plate ? Slight show through from lower map.

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.
145 by 107mm (5¾ by 4¼ inches)view. 156x106mm, map. 157x104mm costume   ref: 1165  €50

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