Sardinia Sardegna Italy Italia 1683 Mallet old island map w/ sailing shipsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Europe / Mediterranean).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color. Nice decorative appeal due to the assortment of sailing ships around the island.
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.