China Peking Palace Beijing Forbidden Imperial city 1719 Mallet printed viewBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Palais de Peking.
(China- Beijing- Forbidden city- Imperial palace).
Issued Frankfort, Germany, 1719 for A.M. Mallet.
Charming early 18th century copper engraved view, with pleasing full 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 1/2" x 5 3/8".
Printed area measures c. 5 5/8" x 4".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196.