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Albion, Britain.

Mallet, Allain Manesson. The Island of Albion. Isle d'Albion. Paris. Thierry. Denys. 1683
Copper engraved map of the island of Albion from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to verso.
Albion is the archaic name for the island of Britain. Dark impression, light toning.

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 102mm (6 by 4 inches).   ref: 2984  €50

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