Persia Iran Azerbaijan city Ardeuil Ardebil 1719 Mallet miniature birds-eye viewBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
die Stadt Ardeuil oder Ardebil
Issued 1719, Frankfort, Germany for A.M. Mallet
Charming little early 18th century copper engraved topographical birds-eye view print, with pleasing full hand color. The miniature image has a near folk-art feel, a style of image quite unique to this time in history. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this reason.
Print paper and engraved area remains well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan, nothing offensive or severe, overall remains clean and nice.
Sheet measures c. 8 " H x 6 1/2" W.
Printed area measures c. 6" H x 4 " W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3.