Mallet, Allain Manesson

1685

Antique Northern Hemisphere Polar Map

Continent Septentrional

DESCRIPTION: Small, hand-colored antique view of the northern hemisphere from a north polar perspective. Shows the so-called "Arctic Lands" with Greenland connected to northern Canada. Shows Iceland, Spitsbergen, and the "Terre de Iesso" or the Japanese island of Hokkaido . Fig 16.

By Allain Mallet, Paris, 1683 in a German edition of "Description de l'Univers" . Allain Mallet (1630-1706) was a French engineer, soldier, and cartographer. He served in the court of King Louis XIV as a techer of mathematics. In addition to "Description de l'Univers" Mallet also published "Les Travaux de Mars ou l'Art de la Guerre".

CREATOR: Mallet, Allain Manesson

PUBLICATION DATE: 1685

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Japan

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  A strong dark impression. On laid paper.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Mallet

SIZE: 4 " x 6 "

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PRICE: $90


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