Isles des Larrons


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

Description: Miniature map. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 5 3/4" x 4". Sheet measures 8 1/4" x 5 1/2".

Comments: This lovely miniature map of the Marina Islands is from the original French edition of Manesson-Mallet's "Description de L'Univers." It depicts the chain of South Pacific Islands, once known as the Archipelago of St. Lazare or the Ladrones Islands, meaning "Islands of Thieves." Here, the islands are depicted in a vertical line, leading toward a horizon dotted with small ships. A banner bearing the map's title flutters at the top. 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: 235295

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By This Author: MANESSON-MALLET, Allain
By This Publisher: Denys Thierry
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