Description de l'univers : contenant les differents systemes du monde, les cartes generales & particulieres de la geographie ancienne & moderne, les plans & les profils des principales villes & des autres lieux plus considerables de la Terre : avec les portraits des souverains qui y commandent, leurs blasons, titres & livrées : et les moeurs, religions, gouvernemens & divers habillemens de chaque nation / par Allain Manesson Mallet ...
- Suivant la copie imprimée a Paris.
- Francfourt sur le Main : Chez Jean David Zunner, 1685-1686.
- Physical Description:
- 5 v. : ill., maps, plans, ports. ; 22 cm. (4to)
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Previously published Paris, 1683.
Title pages for v. 4-5 bear date 1686.
Each vol. has etched frontispiece, with title in French and German. (Vol. 1 in French alone, text in letterpress). Frontispiece for v. 1 etched by Johann Jacob Vogel, for v. 2 by W.C. Daucher. Vol. 1 includes ports. of Louis XIV, to whom work is dedicated, and of author. Some plates in v. 1-2 signed by Vogel, Daucher, J.P. Aubry. Plates titled in German.
Signatures: v. 1: pi² [par.]⁴)o(⁴ A-2A⁴ -- v. 2: pi² a²(a1 signed a2) A-Y⁴ Z² -- v. 3: pi² a²(a2 signed a3) A-T⁴ -- v. 4: pi² a²(a1 signed a2) A-2D⁴ -- v. 5: pi² a²(a1 signed a2) b² A-2L⁴.
Pagination, v. 1: , 282 [i.e. 182],  p. (last 3 blank), , 112 leaves of plates -- v. 2: , 159,  p. (the last blank), CXXXII [i.e. 119] leaves of plates -- v. 3: , 140,  p., CI [i.e. 91],  leaves of plates -- v. 4: , 176,  p. (last 2 blank), CXXX [i.e. 127] leaves of plates (2 double-page, folded) -- v. 5: , 234,  p. (last 2 blank), LXXXVIII, 52,  leaves of plates (2 double-page, folded). Some maps in v. 2-3 assigned two sequence nos.
Each vol. includes index.
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 44130
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary vellum.
- Subject Terms:
- Cosmography -- Early works to 1800.Cosmography.Geography -- Early works to 1800.Geography.
- Etchings -- Germany -- 17th century.
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