Arader Galleries

Guyana and the Caribbean

$ 800.00

Allain Manesson Mallet (1630-1706) 
Pays des Caribes et Guiane
From Description de L'Univers 
Paris: 1683-88 
Hand-colored copperplate engravings 
13 ½” x 11” framed 

Allain Manesson Mallet began his career as a musket bearer in the regiment of the guards of King Louis XIV. He later became a military engineer and Sergeant Major of the artillery of Portugal. Upon returning to France, he served King Louis XIV as the Master of Mathematics.

In 1683 Mallet began publishing his five-volume Description de l’Universe, which consisted of maps and views from throughout the world.