Italians natives 1683 old Mallet ethnic costume dress hand color print beautifulBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Italians- fan- sword).
Issued Paris, France, 1683 for A.M. Mallet.
Charming late 17th century copper engraved ethnic costume plate, with very 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.
Excellent ethnographic image.
Sheet measures c.8 1/8"H x 5 1/4"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/4"H x 4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196