Attractive small copperplate engraved map by Mallet, mapmaker to the King of France.
In geography, the antipodes of any place on Earth is the point on the Earth's surface which is diametrically opposite to it. Two points that are antipodal to one another are connected by a straight line running through the centre of the Earth.
Map maker: Allain Manesson Mallet Mallet was an important French geographer and military engineer who was working in 17th century France under King Louis XIV. His major publications were Description de L'Univers (1683) in 5 volumes, and Les Travaux de Mars ou l'Art de la Guerre (1684) in 3 volumes.
Sheet app.: 14.5 x 22 cm. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. Image app.: 9.5 x 14.5 cm. 3.75 x 5.75 inches. Excellent view, light soiling and water stained in borders.