Kyoto Japan Asia 1719 Mallet miniature prospect birds-eye viewBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Japan - Kyoto).
Issued 1719, Frankfurt, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 18th century copper engraved birds-eye view 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 3/4"H x 5 3/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 3/4"H x 4 1/8"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, pp. 196.