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Attractive early miniature city plans of Colombo and Galle on one page. Published in Paris in 1683.
Allain Manesson Mallet was a French engineer who travelled widely. In Paris in1683, he published a five volume book entitled, Description de L’Univers. The work was extesively illustrated with nearly 700 engravings, including miniature maps, charts , plans and views.