King of Poland John III Sobieski 1685 Mallet print Royal Portrait in ArmorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
R. de Pologne.
(Europe, Polish-Lithuanian Comnmonwealth, Kingdom of Poland, Royal Portrait, Polish King, Johm III Sobieski, Coat of Arms).
Issued 1685, Paris/ Frankfurt for A.M. Mallet by Zunner.
Charming 17th century copper engraved print 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. Blank on reverse.
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.