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Ancien Continent: Mallet 1719

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  • Title: Ancien Continent
  • Author: Alain Manesson Mallet
  • Date: 1719
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - light scuffing, creasing extending from right margin into center of image
  • Inches: 4 5/8 x 6 1/8 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 11.75 x 15.56 [Image]
  • Product ID: 102357

Map of the Eastern Hemisphere by Alain Manesson Mallet. Depicts the continents of Africa, Europe, Asia, and Antarctica ('Terres Incognues') with major regions labelled: Spain, France ('Gaule'), Libya, Ethiopia, Germany, Persia, India, and China ('Sines'), among others. Includes numbered lines of latitude, the major oceans, and the north and south poles.

Alain Manesson Mallet (1630-1706) 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.