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The Channel Islands.

Mallet, Allain Manesson. The Channel Islands. Is. de Jersey et de Garnesey. Paris. Thierry. Denys. 1683
Copper engraved map of the Channel Islands from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to verso.
The map shows the islands off the coast of France with England on the horizon. Sea battle. Dark impression, light spot to left 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.
150 by 103mm (6 by 4 inches).   ref: 2975  €80

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