Muscovy Russian Empire Novgorod Astrakhan Moscow 1686 Mallet decorative mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Prints, Mallet Prints, Europe, Russian Empire, Muscovy, Novgorod, Astrakhan, Crimea, Lesser Tartary).
Issued 1685, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color. Small crown banner cartouche at top adds a decorative appeal to the charming little miniature map.
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 pleasing age 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.