Sunset Scene meteors in night sky crowd observing Tower Ruins 1719 Mallet printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Prints, Mallet Prints, 18th Century Prints, City Scene, Sunset, Horse Drawn Carriage, Ruins, Tower, Travelers).
Issued 1719, Frankfurt, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 18th century copper engraved celestial events 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.