Antique atlas SIEGE WAR’LES TRAVAUX DE MARS’, Mallet maps & plans, 1st ed 1671
Antique atlas SIEGE WAR'LES TRAVAUX DE MARS', Mallet maps & plans, 1st ed 1671

Antique atlas SIEGE WAR'LES TRAVAUX DE MARS', Mallet maps & plans, 1st ed 1671

Antique atlas SIEGE WAR'LES TRAVAUX DE MARS', Mallet maps & plans, 1st ed 1671

Antique atlas SIEGE WAR'LES TRAVAUX DE MARS', Mallet maps & plans, 1st ed 1671

Antique atlas SIEGE WAR'LES TRAVAUX DE MARS', Mallet maps & plans, 1st ed 1671

Antique atlas SIEGE WAR'LES TRAVAUX DE MARS', Mallet maps & plans, 1st ed 1671

Antique atlas SIEGE WAR'LES TRAVAUX DE MARS', Mallet maps & plans, 1st ed 1671

Antique atlas SIEGE WAR'LES TRAVAUX DE MARS', Mallet maps & plans, 1st ed 1671

Antique atlas SIEGE WAR'LES TRAVAUX DE MARS', Mallet maps & plans, 1st ed 1671

Antique atlas SIEGE WAR'LES TRAVAUX DE MARS', Mallet maps & plans, 1st ed 1671

Antique atlas SIEGE WAR'LES TRAVAUX DE MARS', Mallet maps & plans, 1st ed 1671

Antique atlas SIEGE WAR'LES TRAVAUX DE MARS', Mallet maps & plans, 1st ed 1671

A really nice first edition example of Part 1 of this famous and sought after treatise on fortifications by Alain Manesson Mallet and published by J. Barbin in Paris in 1671. The book contains an engraved frontispiece and title page, two engraved portraits of Louis XIV and Mallet himself, and 106 engraved plates (complete as published) showing fortifications and techniques for designing and constructing fortifications. Many are shown above finely engraved scenes of fortified towns and cities such as Barcelona, Paris, Venice, Lisbon, Turin, Marseille and many, many more. It comprises part 1 of Mallet’s’Les Travaux de Mars’ only (Part 2 was a survey of other writer’s works on fortifications and Part 3 was not published until the expanded second edition of the work in 1684). Size: 8vo (185 x 130mm). Full Calf with Gilt Spine, five raised bands to spine, binding good with some wear; small loss to bottom right corner of p. 97 (see photograph 6). Very light toning to text and engravings but only as should be expected and overall excellent. Please study the photographs carefully to fully understand the condition. The item “Antique atlas SIEGE WAR’LES TRAVAUX DE MARS’, Mallet maps & plans, 1st ed 1671″ is in sale since Friday, June 1, 2018. This item is in the category “Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable”. The seller is “mapsetcetera1″ and is located in Ilkley. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Author: Alain Manesson Mallet
  • Non-Fiction Subject: History & Military
  • Year Printed: 1671
  • Place of Publication: Paris
  • Language: French
  • Special Attributes: First Edition
  • Binding: Leather
  • Original/Facsimile: Original
  • Publisher: J. Henault & C. Barbin
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: France
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