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New Zealand & the Solomon Islands.

Mallet, Allain Manesson. "Isles du Solomon". Paris Thierry. Denys. 1683
Copper engraved map of part of New Zealand. the Solomon Islands and Terre de Quir, from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to verso. .
Mallet attempts to show the recent discoveries in the South pacific. erroneously joining New Zealand With the Solomon Islands. 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" 151 by 106mm (6 by 4ΒΌ inches).   ref: 1238  €130

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