Mercury Published 1684
MERCURY and Tower of Babel by Allain Manesson Mallet c1684 "Mercury" from Mallets work Description de l' Univers' View of planet in the night sky. Copper plate engraved by Allain Manesson Mallet. First published 1683, French text edition 1684.
Excellent condition, fine engraving on hand laid paper
Approx engraved area: 4" x 5 5/8" (102mm x 143mm)
Notes: This from Volume 1 of the French text edition published by Johann David Zunner 1684. The plates engraved for Zunner are close copies of the originals and still have French titles and names. A few are signed by there engravers: J.P. Aubrey, Johann J. Vogel and W.C. Daucher.