Ancient World Africa Asia Europe Arabia India Mediterranean Sea 1719 Mallet mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Asia, Africa, Europe, Mediterranean Sea, Arabia, India, Madagascar).
Issued 1719, Frankfurt, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 18th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color.
Note the partial outline shape of Australia and a giant southern continent.
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 pleasing age patina.
Sheet measures c. 7 7/8"H x 5 7/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2"H x 4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, pp. 196.