Samos Aegean Sea Greek Island Greece 1683 Mallet charming hand colored mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Isle de Samos.
(Europe, Aegean Sea, Greek Islands, Samos).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color. Title within a banner across the top, sailing ships and land shown in birds-eye perspective.
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.