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Source of the Nile & Abyssinia

Mallet, Allain Manesson. "Sources du Nil'" & " Empire des Abissins comme il est presentement". Paris. Thierry. Denys. 1683
2 Copper engraved maps showing the source of the Nile, 1 detailed focusing on Dambea and the other more general. from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. , 2 plates; text to versos. 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.
155 by 105mm (6 by 4ΒΌ inches) Nile. 150x104mm Abyssinia.   ref: 1172  €65

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