Map Title: 'Planisphere de Turquet; Planisphere de Bertius; Planisphere d'Arzael' 5 hemispheres on 1 plate. California appears as an island on the Arzeal projection. Twof the plates shown Terra Australis, the hypothesised southern continent. Date Printed: 1683 Image Size: Approx Overall page size 13 x 21cm approximately (5 x 8 inches); image size 10.5 x 14.5cm approximately (4 x 5.5 inches) Type: Original 17th century copperplate map Condition: Good; suitable for framing. Verso: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain Artist/Cartographer/Engraver: Allain Manesson Mallet Provenance: "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 considerables de la Terre; avec les portraits de Souverains qui y commandent, leurs Blasons, Titres & Livrees: Et les Moeurs, Religions, Gouvernements & divers habillemens de chaque Nation", dedie'e au Roy, par Allain Manesson Mallet. Paris, Chez Denys Thierry, Rue S. Jacques, MDCLXXXIII [First edition, Paris, 1683]
Allain Manesson Mallet (1630-1706) was a French cartographer and engineer. His major publication "Description de L'Univers" (Description of the World) was first published in 1683 and includes a wide variety of information such as star maps, maps of the ancient and modern world, and descriptions of the customs, religion and politics of the many nations explored in his text. Mallet himself illustrated most of the figures engraved for his books.
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