Daphne Syria turkey bird's eye view village town 1683 Mallet old printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
(ancient Syria- modern day Turkey)
Issued Frankfort, Germany, 1683 for A.M. Mallet.
Charming late 17th century copper engraved birds-eye view print, with pleasing full hand color.
The image has a near folk-art feel, a pictorial style utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this very reason.
Mostly clean and well preserved example, trivial blank margin corner staining & edge toning which visually testifies to the age and patina. Text on reverse as always.
Sheet measures c. 5" x 8".
Printed area measures c. 4 1/2" x 6".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196