St. Peter's Basilica Rome Italy Colonnade Obelisk 1683 Mallet bird's eye viewBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
S. Pierre de Rome.
(Europe, Italy, Rome, Vatican City, St. Peter's Basilica, Colonnade, Obelisk, Catholic Church).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th 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 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.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, pp. 196.