Sweden Swedish natives Swedes 1719 old Mallet Ethnic costume hand color printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
(Swedes- Sweden- Scandinavia).
Issued Frankfort, Germany, 1719 for A.M. Mallet.
Charming early 18th century copper engraved ethnic costume print, with pleasing full hand color. Depicts wealthy inhabitants of the country.
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. 8" H x 5 7/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 5 3/4" H x 3 7/8" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196