Ascension Island bird's eye view 1719 Mallet hand colored printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(British, Ascension Island, Tall ships, Atlantic islands, Birds Eye View).
Issued 1719, Frankfurt, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming early 18th century copper engraved view with lovely 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 7/8"H x 5 7/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2"H x 4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, pp. 196.