Europe Asia Africa Ancient World Arabia India Japan Iceland 1685 Mallet mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Ancient World, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Antartica, Iceland, Arabia, India, Japan).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color.
A giant southern continent is shown, as is a large incomplete outline of Australia. Tiny sailing ships in the southern ocean hint at exploration of the era.
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.