France by Government 1719 nice old decorative cartouche Mallet map hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Frankreich abgetheilt in feine Provintzen
(France by Government General)
Issued Frankfort, Germany, 1719 for A.M. Mallet.
Charming early 18th century copper engraved map, with pleasing full 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 fine patina.
Sheet measures c. 6" x 8".
Printed area measures c. 3 7/8" x 5 5/8".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196