Edme Mentelle.Mitglied des Instiut national de France. Gebohr. zu Paris 1730.
[Weimar: n.d., c.1810.]
Stipple with large margins. Plate 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½"). Tear in left margin taped.
Edme Mentelle (1730-1815), a French geographer, historian and cartographer, a professor at the École Normale. With Conrad Malt-Brun he produced the 'Géographie mathématique, physique et politique de toutes les parties du monde' (6 vols., published between 1803 and 1812). Cape Mentelle in south-west Australia was named after him by Nicolas Baudin. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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