Crimea Black Sea Russian Empire Georgia Sea Battle 1685 Mallet decorative mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Europe, Ukraine, Russian Empire, Black Sea, Crimea, Sea of Azov, Georgia).
Issued 1685, Paris/ Frankfurt for A.M. Mallet by Zunner.
Charming 17th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color. Decorative cartouche greatly enhances visual appeal.
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. Blank on reverse.
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.