Agra India birds-eye city view 1719 Mallet vintage colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(India / Asia).
Issued Frankfort, Germany, 1719 for A.M. Mallet.
Charming early 18th century copper engraved birds-eye view, with pleasing full hand color.
The image has a near folk-art feel, a style unique to this historical era. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this reason.
Mostly clean and well preserved example, the image displays a fine patina.
Sheet measures c. 7 3/4" x 5 1/8".
Printed area measures c. 5" x 3 7/8".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196.