Venus night sky stars celestial print 1719 miniature heavens planetaryBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Celestial- Venus- Planet- Celestial sky- Night sky).
Issued 1719, Frankfort, Germany for A.M. Mallet.
Charming early 18th century copper engraved celestial print, with very pleasing full hand color. Superior visual example, scarce thus.
The 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.
Sheet measures c. 7 1/2 " H x 5 3/4 " W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2" H x 4 " W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3.