China Peking Palace Beijing Forbidden Imperial city 1719 Mallet printed view
China Peking Palace Beijing Forbidden Imperial city 1719 Mallet printed view China Peking Palace Beijing Forbidden Imperial city 1719 Mallet printed view
$ 125.00

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.

[R18812].