Artist / Author / Cartographer:

Mallet, Allain Manesson

Title:

Ceylon - Isle de Ceylan

Date:

1683

Medium:

copper engraving

Size:

14 x 10 cm

Description:

Attractive miniature map of the Island of Ceylon with Southern India. Galleons are at sail on the surrounding sea. Published in Paris in 1683.

Allain Manesson Mallet was a French engineer who traveled 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.

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Item Code:

MA6749

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