Maker of mathematical and astronomical instruments, and a globe and sphere merchant. His places of birth and death are unknown. However, we do know that his workshop was located in Paris, Quai de l'Horloge, and also that Louis XIV (1638-1715) appointed him royal maker of mathematical instruments. Wrote a profusely illustrated treatise (1709) on the construction and use of mathematical instruments. Another successful work of his (Paris, 1699) explained the use of celestial and terrestrial globes.