Buen Retiro Spanish Royal Palace Madrid Gardens Statues 1719 Mallet printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Europe, Iberia, Kingdom of Spain, Madrid, Spanish Royal Palace, Buen Retiro, Bird's Eye View, Gardens, Equestrian Statue).
Issued 1719, Frankfurt, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 18th century copper engraved view 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.