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Anglesey and the Isle of Man.

Mallet, Allain Manesson. Isle of Man and Anglesey. Is. de Man et d'Anglesey. Paris. Thierry. Denys. 1683
Copper engraved map of the Isle of Man and Anglesey from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to verso.
The map shows the 2 islands and the coast of the mainland. Dark impression, light toning;spot to upper 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.
154 by 107mm (6 by 4ΒΌ inches).   ref: 2981  €100

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