Edme Mentelle (1730 - 1815)
Mentelle was a French geographer, holding many distinguished positions in his lifetime including membership to the “Royal Institute of Sciences”, professor of Central Schools Dept. of Seine. He published a number of large folio atlases:
1782 Dannemark Atlas.
1788 Prussian Atlas; Atlas National.
1790-1811; Atlas Element 1798; Atlas Universal.
1797 – 1808 and Atlas des tableaux et cartes 1804.
Edme Mentelle (1)
- Title : La Gaule en 17 Grandes Provinces Romaines au Temps des Empereurs...
- Size: 23in x 17in (590mm x 435mm)
- Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
- Date : 1797
- Ref #: 26677
This large original hand coloured antique map of France by Edme Mentelle was engraved by Pierre Tardieu and was published in the 1797 edition of Mentelles Atlas Universal. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color : - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, green, blue, pink
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 23in x 17in (590mm x 435mm)
Plate size: - 17 1/2in x 14in (435mm x 355mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None
Mentelle, Edme 1730 - 1816
Mentelle was a French geographer.
Student of Jean-Baptiste Louis Crévier at the Collège de Beauvais (at the time a constituent college of the University of Paris), he found employment with the Ferme générale.
The poems and comedic plays he published early in his career were not successful. He turned to the study of geography and taught geography at the École Militaire during the 1760s. During the 1780s he taught geography to the royal household and in 1786 designed a globe, which is still on display in the Dauphins apartments at the Palace of Versailles.
A supporter of the French Revolution, he taught at the Écoles centrales and at the École Normale Supérieure. He was elected to the Institut de France in 1795.