Spain Spaniards Spanish natives 1683 old Mallet ethnic costume dress hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
(Spaniards- Spanish people).
Issued Paris, France, 1683 for A.M. Mallet.
Charming late 17th century copper engraved ethnic costume plate, with very pleasing full hand color.
Note the womans Ostrich feather fan! The man is wearing a cape and sword.
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.
Excellent ethnographic image.
Sheet measures c.8 1/8"H x 5 1/4"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 3/4"H x 4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196