Constellations Ursus Minor & Major Pisces Landscape View 1683 Mallet printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Visual Arts, Illustration, Constellations, Ursius Major, Ursius Minor, Big Dipper, Littler Dipper, Pisces, Landscape View, Church, River).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved celestial 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 fine 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.