Netherlands Nederland Pays Bas 1683 Mallet decorative beautiful hand colored mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Pays Bas en General.
(Europe / Netherlands / Low Countries / Belgium / France).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color. Large ornate title vignette top left with military banners and figures.
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.
van der Heijden, Old Maps of the Netherlands 1548-1794, 172.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, pp. 196.