East Indies Southeast Asia Indonesia Borneo Celebes 1683 Mallet mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Isles de la Sonde vers L'Orient.
(Asia, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Borneo, Celebes Flores, Tibor).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color.
Charming decorative miniature map with three tall mast sailing ships. Philippines at top center, Timor bottom center.
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.