This Armillary Sphere engraving was published
as part of the 1683 edition of Alain Manesson Mallet's 1630 - 1706
Description de l' Univers.
Mallet was a French Engineer who in his early days took service with the
Portuguese Army. He later returned to France and served Louis XIV. In 1683 he
published Description de l' Univers which contained many hundreds of
maps, plans and views. A German edition was published in 1686.
This is a beautifully engraved and hand
coloured print in excellent condition.
(Ref: Tooley 1979)
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - white
Age of map color: - Later
Colors used: - Yellow, green, blue, red
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 8in x 6in (205mm x 152mm)
Plate size: - 6in x 4in (155mm x 102mm)
Margins: - min. 1/2in (12mm)
Margins: - None
Plate area: None
Verso: - None