Armenians Armenia Asia Middle East 1683 Mallet lovely ethnic print turban bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved ethnic print with lovely hand color. Note the beautiful turban and robe worn by the man, the woman also nicely dressed in fine clothing of the era. Man appears to hold a book.
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.