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Moscow Russia 1683 Mallet Antique Original Copper Engraved City Map For Sale
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Description: Striking and hightly detailed copper engravedcity map of Moscow, Russia, showing major buildings, streets, town wall. In the foreground there are several natives in their typical dresses.
Date: 1683( undated )
Source: Allain Manesson MALLET. Description de l'Univers, contenant les différents Systèmes du Monde, les Cartes generales & particulieres de la Géographie Ancienne et Moderne: les Plans et les Profils des principalesVilles & des autres lieux plus considerables de la Terre .... A Psris, Chez Denys Thierry, 1683
Dimension: Paper size approx.: cm13,9 x 20,8
Condition: Very strong and dark impression ongood paper. Uncolored as issued. Wide margins. Small foxing andbrowning.Conditions are as you can see in the images.
Cartographer:Alain Manesson Mallet (1630-1706) was a French cartographer, grammarian, engineer and mathematician, active in the mid to late 17th century. Despite being born in France, as a young man Mallet joined the Portuguese - yes Portuguese - army where he served as a Sergeant-Major. Later he was able to levy his war experience into a career as Inspector of Fortifications for Louis XIV of France. It was in this position, where his work entailed examining and sketching various fortresses, that Mallet developed his cartographic interests. His most important work is his monumental five volume opus Description de L'Univers, published in 1683. This impressive work described the cultures, governments, lands, and customs of all the known peoples of the earth and included numerous maps and engravings. At the time, the Description was the largest and most comprehensive work of its kind ever published. A year later, in 1684, he published his 3 volume Les Travaux de Mars ou l'Art de la Guerre. Mallet is also known for his invention of the "dumpy bubble", a telescopic sight incorporating a level bubble used for surveying and astronomical observations.
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Moscow Russia 1683 Mallet Antique Original Copper Engraved City Map: $72