Isle de Ste Helene, Mallet, 1686

Alain Manesson Mallet's Description de l'Univers, contenant les differentes systèmes du monde, les cartes ... de la géographie ancienne et moderne ... et les mœurs ... de chaque nation (five volumes; Paris, 1683) has, in volume three, reproductions of two of the earlier views of St. Helena. The plate titled Isle de Ste Helene (facing page 136, with 136 in top right hand corner and view of Cape of Good Hope on verso; 103 by 146 mm) is a view directly based upon the square view of the island from Dapper/Ogilby.

Subsequent editions of Mallet were published in Frankfurt as Description de l'Univers ... in 1686 (with text in French but plate headings in German) and as Beschrebung des Gantzen Welt ... in 1719 (with text and plate headings in German). In these editions, the Isle de Ste Helene plate (reproduced above from the 1686 edition) faces page 77 with the heading Nach Figur. LIII gegen P. Die St. Helenen Insel.

British Library shelfmark: 568.d.2-6. and 1295.f.1-5. [1683 edition]
Library of Congress call number: G1015 .M33 1683 [1683 edition]

Last updated: 19 December, 2011

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