St. George de la Mine Ghana Portuguese Colony 1719 Mallet bird's eye viewBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
S. George de la Mine.
(Africa, Ghana, Portuguese Colonies, St. George de la Mine, Castles, Elmina Castle, Warships, Naval Battle).
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.