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Mallet, Allain Manesson. "Pologne"; "Polonois"; "R[oi] de Pologne"& "Joannes IIId G. Rex Pol. M. D. Lit. Russ. Pruss. &c" Paris Thierry. Denys. 1683
Copper engraved map of Poland & 3 illustrations: Polish costume; portrait of the King of Poland & medallian or order of Joannes the 3rd. from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to verso. 4plates. All dark impressions; the map lacks margin on left, trimmed to plate mark,

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 117mm (6 by 4½ inches) map. 150x100mm costume; 148x100mm king; 147x100mm medallion.   ref: 1251  €60

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