Wonderful antique map of Spain by Alain Manesson Mallet (French, 1630–1706), 1686. Condition: Good; normal age and toning. Image size: 6.25H" x 4.75"W. Presented in painted composite frame. Frame size: 14"H x 12"W x 1"D. 

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Alain Manesson Mallet
Antique Map of Spain

1686

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Wonderful antique map of Spain by Alain Manesson Mallet (French, 1630–1706), 1686. Condition: Good; normal age and toning. Image size: 6.25H" x 4.75"W. Presented in painted composite frame. Frame size: 14"H x 12"W x 1"D. Mallet was a French cartographer and engineer. He started his career as a soldier in the army of Louis XIV, became a Sergeant-Major in the artillery and an Inspector of Fortifications. He also served under the King of Portugal, before returning to France, and his appointment to the court of Louis XIV. His military engineering and mathematical background led to his position teaching mathematics at court.[1] His major publications were Description de L'Univers (1683) in 5 volumes, and Les Travaux de Mars ou l'Art de la Guerre (1684) in 3 volumes. His Description de L'Universe contains a wide variety of information, including star maps, maps of the ancient and modern world, and a synopsis of the customs, religion and government of the many nations included in his text. It has been suggested that his background as a teacher led to his being concerned with entertaining his readers. This concern manifested itself in the charming harbour scenes and rural landscapes that he included beneath his description of astronomical concepts and diagrams. Mallet himself drew most of the figures that were engraved for this book.[2]

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Normal tonal aging.
  • Period
    1680-1689
  • Dimensions
    H 14 in. x W 12 in. x D 1 in.H 35.56 cm x W 30.48 cm x D 2.54 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Soquel, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU5424882792
  • Seller Reference Number
    D2645
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