Kangxi Emperor of China Ceremonial Clothing Royal Fashion 1683 Mallet portraitBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Roy Tartare de la Chine.
(Asia, China, Chinese Empire, Chinese Emperor, Kangxi Emperor, Royal Portrait, Fashion).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved portrait with lovely 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. 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.