1683 – A. M. Mallet – Description de l’Univers, Zunner
Title: ” Description de l’Univers a Francfurt Chez Jean David Zunner.”
Title page for the first volume of Johann David Zunner’s French edition of Allain Manesson Mallet’s Description de l’Univers. For the French edition in 1685, Zunner used the German plate of the frontispiece, and simply glued the French title over the German one. The frontispiece, engraved by Johann J. Vogel, depicts Hercules on the left and Neptune on the right. Between them is the heavenly chariot of Eternity drawn by a pair of lions. Above the personifications of Day and Night, flanked by an armillary sphere on the left and a terrestrial globe on the right.
Engraver: Alain Manesson Mallet (1630–1706)
Sheet size: 15.0 x 20.4 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Due to the age of this map some imperfections to be expected!
This is an original antique map published in 1683 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!