Allain Manesson Mallet (1630-1706)
Pays des Caribes et Guiane
From Description de L'Univers
Hand-colored copperplate engravings
13 ½” x 11” framed
Allain Manesson Mallet began his career as a musket bearer in the regiment of the guards of King Louis XIV. He later became a military engineer and Sergeant Major of the artillery of Portugal. Upon returning to France, he served King Louis XIV as the Master of Mathematics.
In 1683 Mallet began publishing his five-volume Description de l’Universe, which consisted of maps and views from throughout the world.