copper engr. map; 15 x 10 cm; some slight soiling o/w exc. cond.
Small map of Malta showing Valetta and harbour, with naval scene in the background and riders in the foreground. Nice strong impression. From the French edition of ?Description de l?Univers...? .
Manesson-Mallet began his career as a musket bearer tou Louis XIV before he became an engineer and Sergeant Major of artillary in Portugal. On his return, he was given the title ?Maitre des Mathematiques? by the King. In 1683, he published his ?Description de l?Univers?, followed in 1684 by a German edition.
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