Mallet, Allain Manesson
1683

Antique Southern Polar Map of the World

Continent Meridional

DESCRIPTION: Small, hand-colored antique view of the globe from a south polar perspective. Shows the lower portions of Africa and South America. Incomplete and na├»ve representation of Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand reflect that in the late 17th century knowledge of the geography of those areas was still incomplete. By Allain Mallet, Paris, 1683.

Published by Mallet in "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 teacher 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: 1683

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: N/A

BODY OF WATER: 

CONDITION: Good.  Clean with a strong dark impression.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Mallet

SIZE: 4 " x 6 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $90

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