Beijing

by Alain Manesson Mallet

Detail

Date of this map: 1760

Dimensions (not including margins): 10 x 14 cm

Dimensions (including margins): 13,5 x 21 cm

Condition: Very good. Sharp print. Nice colouring.

Condition rating: A

Verso: text in French

 

Item number:
23409
Region:
Asia
China
Categories:
Recent Additions
Price (without VAT): 75,00 (FYI +/- $88,50 / £67,50)
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Alain Manesson Mallet

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. His military engineering and mathematical background led to his position teaching mathematics at court. 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 boo

 

 

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