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Native Americans.

Mallet, Allain Manesson. View of Pomeiocc, Virginians & Hurons "Ples, de Virginie". "Hurons" Paris. Thierry. Denys. 1683
3 Copper engraved illustrations of Native Americans: a view of Pomeiocc, Virginia, with an inset of the interior of a Powhatan Lodge [ based on that of John Smith's map of Virginia ]; Virginians; Hurons, from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to versos. 3 plates Dark impression; worm hole [2mm] and small worm track[10mm] to inner blank margin.

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.
160 by 117mm (6¼ by 4½ inches)Pomeiocc; 156x114mm, Virginians; 146x104mm Hurons.   ref: 1208  €90

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