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The French cartographer Manesson Mallet

ALAIN MANESSON-MALLET

1630 - 1706

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Alain Manesson-Mallet is best known to map collectors for the large number of maps, plans and views that appear in his 5 volume work Description de l'Univers,,, first published in Paris in 1683 with a tother edition published in Frankfurt in 1685. Previous to this he had been a musket bearer in the regiment of guards to Louis XIV and then he became an engineer and Seargent Major of artillery in Portugal Later retaining to France and serving the King.

There are just three plans from his great work for the British map collector

  • London
  • Edinburgh
  • Dublin

References:

  • Map Collectors' Circle No. 22 Town Plans of the British Isles. Angela Fordham
  • Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers Revised Edition K - P

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The French cartographer Manesson Mallet

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