Landry’s Portrait of Mallet



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Landry’s Portrait of Mallet


LANDRY, Pierre

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black and white

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15 x 10.3 cm

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Copper engraving, 15 x 10.3 cm, oval medallion portrait of the cartographer by Pierre Landry, black and white, light waterstaining in upper margin, blank verso, frontispiece for Mallet’s Description de l’Univers. The armour, surveying instruments and plans of fortifications refer to Malletís service in Portugal as a military engineer in the armies of Louis XIV; he also published a treatise, Les Travaux de Mars ou l’Art de la Guerre.