Is de Man et DAnglesey
Size: 150mm x 105mm
Unusual Birds-eye view roughly based on Speed.
Allain Manesson Mallet (1630-1706), originally foot soldier under Louis XIV, rising to sergeant-major of artillery and then inspector of fortifications. On leaving army specialised in publishing books on military engineering (science & practice). Widely travelled as many of plans in Description de lUniverse were surveyed by himself.
Page Heading (sometimes excised) DE LEUROPE FIGURE XVII. and with french text on back forms p35 of
Description de l'Univers, cotenant les differents Systemes du Monde.
Suite de lEurope Ancienne et Moderne Tome V
Dedie au Roy, Par Allain Manesson Mallet
A second state, although described as re-engraved, it is probably a new plate
as slightly smaller than earlier - title scroll 5mm smaller. Easily distinguished
as "I.Prestholme" absent and with blank back. Page Heading die
Inseln Man und Anglesey Fig XIII.
Same plate number 35 (though 5 is v like 3)
no plate number
Reissued 1719 with German Text