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Manesson-Mallet, Allain, 1630?-1706?

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)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Maps/Atlases 1243
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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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: [20], 282 [i.e. 182], [10] p. (last 3 blank), [2], 112 leaves of plates -- v. 2: [8], 159, [20] p. (the last blank), CXXXII [i.e. 119] leaves of plates -- v. 3: [8], 140, [12] p., CI [i.e. 91], [4] leaves of plates -- v. 4: [8], 176, [40] p. (last 2 blank), CXXX [i.e. 127] leaves of plates (2 double-page, folded) -- v. 5: [12], 234, [38] p. (last 2 blank), LXXXVIII, 52, [2] 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.
Geography -- Early works to 1800.
Etchings -- Germany -- 17th century.
Early works.
Vogel, Johann, active 17th century-18th century.
Daucher, W. C.
Aubry, Johann Philipp, 1660-
Zunner, Johann David, active approximately 1653-1705.

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