Saint Sophia

MANESSON-MALLET, Allain

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Place Published: Paris
Publisher: Denys Thierry
Date Published: 1683

Description: Miniature view. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 5 1/2" x 4". Sheet measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".

Comments: This lovely miniature view of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is from the original French edition of Manesson-Mallet's "Description de L'Univers." At the time of this print, the famous cathedral was functioning as a mosque. Crowds of people outside its gates illustrate its massive scale and elaborate decoration. The map is in good condition with minor aging. Text on verso. Allain Manesson-Mallet (1630-1706) advanced from his position of musket bearer under Louis XIV to eventually occupy the position of "maitre de mathematiques" to the French King. He was the author and engraver of "Description de L'Univers," a five-volume survey of the world that included maps of the ancient and modern world, star maps, illustrations of flora and fauna, and information on the customs, religion and government of the many nations included in the text. When it was published, the text was the largest and most comprehensive work of its type. Intended to entertain its readers, Mallet's "Description" was a time capsule of the 17th-century world that captured and displayed it in all its splendor.

Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 235090


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