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Edme Mentelle (1730-1815), was 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 Encyclopedia).