Spain Plaza Mayor Madrid carriage tents 1719 Mallet bird's eye view printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
G. de Place de Madrid. Der grosse Platz zu Madrid.
(Europe, Iberia, Spain, Madrid, Plaza Mayor, Street Scene, Barracks, Training Ground, Horse Drawn Carriage).
Issued 1719, Frankfurt, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 18th century copper engraved 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 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.