Madagascar Africa 1719 old Mallet Ethnic costume hand color print
Madagascar Africa 1719 old Mallet Ethnic costume hand color print Madagascar Africa 1719 old Mallet Ethnic costume hand color print
$ 55.00

Peupees de Madagascar.

(Africa- natives of Madagascar island).

Issued Frankfort, Germany, 1719 for A.M. Mallet.

Charming early 18th century copper engraved ethnic print, 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 3/4" x 5 1/2".

Printed area measures c. 6" x 4 1/8".

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

[R18428].