Armillary Spheres Astronomical Objects 1719 Mallet printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Sphere Droite, Sphere Parallele, Sphere Oblique,
(18th Century Prints, Mallet Prints, Armillary Spheres).
Issued 1719, Frankfurt, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming early 18th century copper engraved scientific/ astronomical print with lovely 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 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.