Method Copper engraving with hand colouring
Artist Alain Manesson Mallet
Published [Denys Thierry. Paris, c.1683]
Dimensions Image 142 x 100 mm, Plate 145 x 102 mm, Sheet 195 x 128 mm
Notes A depiction of American Indians of the Huron (Wyandot) People, figure CXXI from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers', first published in 1683. The Wyandot, historically referred to as Hurons by most European writers, were a major ally of the French in the Seven Years War. The image shows them engaged in various tasks, including hunting birds with bows, skinning a felled deer, and making fires for cooking.

Alain Manesson Mallet (1630–1706) was a French cartographer and engineer. He started his career as a soldier in the army of Louis XIV, became a Sergeant-Major in the artillery and an Inspector of Fortifications. He also served under the King of Portugal, before returning to France, and his appointment to the court of Louis XIV. His military engineering and mathematical background led to his position teaching mathematics at court. Mallet's major publications were 'Description de L'Univers' (1683) in five volumes and 'Les Travaux de Mars ou l'Art de la Guerre' (1684) in three volumes.

Condition: Repaired loss to top right of sheet, not affecting plate. Binders creases to left side of sheet. French text on verso.
Framing unmounted
Price £45.00
Stock ID 45646