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Mallet’s Map of California

SKU: 7829

Mallet’s Map of California

Date of publication:

Printed Measurement:
15 x 10.2 cm


  • Denys Thierry
  • Colour:
    black and white


  • Allain Manesson Mallet
  • Nouveau Mexique et Californie

    Copper engraving, 15 x 10.2 cms, black and white, French text on verso. Distinctive map of California as an island, from Mallet’s Description de l’Univers, first published in Paris in 1683 and reprinted with German text in Frankfurt the following year. Mallet was a military engineer, cartographer and mathematician in the service of the French King, Louis XIV. Burden notes Mallet’s unusual depiction of the northern shore of the ‘island’. Burden 569.