Arctic Nova Zembla island natives Russia Icy Sea 1719 Mallet Ethnic type print
Arctic Nova Zembla island natives Russia Icy Sea 1719 Mallet Ethnic type print Arctic Nova Zembla island natives Russia Icy Sea 1719 Mallet Ethnic type print
$ 45.00

Zemblien.

(Nova Zembla Arctic Russia)

Issued 1719 Frankfort, for A.M. Mallet.

Charming 18th century copper engraved ethnic print with beautiful hand color. Depicts near gnome-like figures of this Arctic island. Curious feather neck dress and two distant scenes of locals worshipping idols.

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 6 1/8"W.

Printed area measures c. 5 1/2"H x 4"W.

Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196

[R16668]