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Mallet’s Map of Cairo

SKU: 8078
£100.00

Title:
Mallet’s Map of Cairo

Date of publication:
c.1683

Printed Measurement:
15.5 x 10.5 cm

Publisher(s):

  • Denys Thierry
  • Colour:
    black and white

    Mapmaker(s):

  • Allain Manesson Mallet
  • Caire

    Copper engraving, 15 x 10.5 cm, black and white, French text on verso; map of Cairo derived, ultimately, from Matteo Pagano’s magnificent 21 sheet wall map, published in Venice in 1549; 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.