Ancienne Arabie

MANESSON-MALLET, Allain

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

Description: Miniature map. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 7 x 4.25". Sheet measures 8.25" x 5.5".

Comments: This miniature map of Ancient Arabia details the Arabian Peninsula in classical times. Pictorial mountain ranges divide the region tin distinct zones of Arabie Petree, Deserte, and Heureuse. Within, significant cities, and rivers are labeled. The map has a yellow border with pink trompe'loeil banner bearing the title affixed to it. The map appeared in the French edition of Manesson-Mallet's "Description de L'Univers" and bears the text "De L'Asie. Figure LXXX." in the top margin. It is in good condition with minor discoloration at the edges. 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. At the time, the text was the largest and most comprehensive work of its kind ever published. 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: 251241


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