King of Spain Roy d'Espagne 1683 Mallet ethnic costume dress hand color printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
R. D. Espagne.
(Roy d'Espagne- King of Spain).
Issued Paris, France, 1683 for A.M. Mallet.
Charming late 17th century copper engraved ethnic costume plate, with very pleasing full hand color. Remarkably detailed royal shield behind the king.
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 Royalty image.
Sheet measures c.8 1/8"H x 5 1/4"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 5/8"H x 3 3/4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196