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Australia; Gulf of Carpentaria & Papua New Guinea.

Mallet, Allain Manesson. "Nouvelle Guinée et Carpentarie". Paris Thierry. Denys. 1683
Copper engraved map of part of Papua New Guinea and the Gulf of Carpentaria in Australia, from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to verso. .
Mallet leaves vague the relationship between New Guinea and the coastline of Carpentaria, as if they were joined, unaware that Torres had sailed through the strait now named for him. Dark impression; 2 worm holes [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.
Suarez: "Early mapping of the Pacific". 157 by 118mm (6¼ by 4¾ inches).   ref: 1237  €130

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