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AFRICA, MONKEYS, NATIVES, Mallet original antique print 1719

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SINGES

by

Alain Manesson Mallet.

Published Frankfurt 1719 in "Beschreibung des ganzen Welt Kreises....", a German translation of Mallet's "Description de L'Univers."

A copper engraved antique print entitled Singes or monkeys. A curious view of natives and monkeys in Africa, both feeding from bowls, with figures wielding clubs in the background. 

Overall light toning otherwise fine condition, blank verso printed on hand laid paper.

Approx. 6" x 4" (150mm x 110mm) image area only with good margins beyond.


ALLAIN MANESSON MALLET (1630 - 1706)

Mallet started out as a soldier serving King Louis XIV as an inspector of fortifications but later was appointed as mathematics teacher at the King's court. He is chiefly remembered however for his publications of "

Description de L'Univers" (1683) in 5 volumes, and "Les Travaux de Mars ou l'Art de la Guerre" (1684) in 3 volumes.


 A GENUINE ANTIQUE PRINT GUARANTEED OVER 290 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

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