Versailles Palace Gardens Solar System Mercury Venus Mars 1719 Mallet print mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Figures des Planetes.
(Architectural Views, Versailles, Palace Gardens, planets, Astronomy, Solar System, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter).
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.