Armillary Sphere Published 1864
Decorative engraved Armillary Sphere Cercle Meridien (Fig 4) First published 1683 From Allain Manesson Mallet's ‘Description de l’Univers’. 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.
Decorative antique engraved map on hand laid paper. Original engraved Copperplate in excellent condition. Approx engraved area: 4" x 5 5/8" (102mm x 143mm)
Mallet was a French cartographer and engineer. He started his career as a soldier
in the army of Louis XIV, became a Sergeant-Major in the artillery and an Inspector of Fortifications. He also served under the King of Portugal, before returning to France, and his appointment to the court of Louis XIV
A genuine antique map over 330 years old.