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Santa Domingo.

Mallet, Allain Manesson. "San Domingo ou de St Dominique. . . . . la Capital de l'Isle Hispaniola. . . " Paris. Thierry. Denys. 1683
Copper engraved birds eye view of Santa Domingo [ in the modern day Dominican Republic], from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to verso.
[The title in the banner also refers to the preceding map of Hispaniola & Porto Rico] Dark impression; worm hole [2mm] 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.
151 by 112mm (6 by 4½ inches).   ref: 1216  €100

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