1630-1706. Född och död i Paris.
Fransk ingenjör. Efter en tids verksamhet som militäringenjör hos kungen av Portugal återvände han till Paris och blev matematiklärare åt Ludvig XIV:s pager. 1671 utgav han ett militärtekniskt verk, "Les travaux de Mars, ou l'art de la guerre". Ett geografiskt verk i 5 band med en mängd kartor och planer, "Description de l'Univers, contenant les différens systemes du Monde" utkom 1683 och i nyutgåva 1685. 1702 lät han utge "La Géométrie pratique" i 4 band. Description de L'UniverseHis Description de L'Universe contains a wide variety of information, including star maps, maps of the ancient and modern world, and a synopsis of the customs, religion and government of the many nations included in his text. It has been suggested that his background as a teacher led to his being concerned with entertaining his readers. This concern manifested itself in the charming harbor scenes and rural landscapes that he included beneath his description of astronomical concepts and diagrams. Mallet himself drew most of the fi...
Les travaux de Mars, ou l'art de la guerre.Description de l'Univers, contenant les différens systemes du Monde.La Géométrie pratique.
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Se van Keulen.
Se HOLM, THOMAS CAMPANIUS.
Amiral Häggs flaggkarta. - Stockholm 1888.
'Graecia Nova et Mare Aegeum s.Archipelagus...' - Lotter ca 1770.
The old economic map
in the Region of Mälaren.
In connection with the enclose process (“laga skifte”) it was recommended
that a summary of the maps to generalized representation of whole parishes be
produced. This work was much furthered by the order that the parish maps could
serve as a sort of qualification works for surveyors. Summaries of the
enclosure maps were also put together as framework (“stomkartor”) both for
the topographic maps and for the economic maps that were drawn for "härad"
districts that consists of a group of parishes. The economic "härad"
maps were printed in the scale of 1:50 000 beginning with the maps of the
"härad" of Uppsala county (“län”) 1860. The economic maps of
Uppsala, Stockholm, Södermanland and Västmanland counties are here analyzed
as to their reliability as sources for geographical studies by means of a
comparison between the printed maps, the field maps (e.g. the revised "stomkartor")
and the underlying enclosure maps. The descriptions (“beskrivningar”)
belonging to the economic maps have been compared with official statistics
from the same years, if possible. As a result it can be said that the old
economic maps are well done and the field checking was very carefully
performed. Consequently the maps in question give a very fine synchronous view
of the regions. They should be more used by geographers, historians and
statisticians. Unfortunately all Sweden does not possess such maps.