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Corsica.

Mallet, Allain Manesson. "I. de Corse" & "Corse". Paris Thierry. Denys. 1683
Copper engraved map of Corsica. showing the coast of Tuscany with Elba to the East and part of Sardinia to the South + illustration of a Corsican hunter with his dog from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to verso. 2 plates. Dark impressions; show through in lower blank margin from old ink annotations to verso of map; old ink annotations to lower blank margin of costume.

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.
148 by 101mm (5¾ by 4 inches)map; 148x101mm costume.   ref: 1266  €100

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