1683 Mallet map Asia & Africa Ships original 17th century engraved print
From Description de L'Univers'. First published 1683 From Allain Manesson Mallet's'Description de l'Univers'. Of the French text edition published by Johann David Zunner 1684. The plates engraved for Zunner are close copies of the originals and still have. A few are signed by there engravers. Decorative antique engraved map on hand laid paper. Original engraved Copperplate in excellent condition. Approx engraved area: 4" x 5 5/8" (102mm x 143mm). Allain Manesson Mallet 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. MORE GENUINE ANTIQUE MAPS FROM.