South America continent decorative 1683 Mallet hand colored map sailing shipsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Pais qui sont avx environs de la riviere de la plata et du Pais des pata gons.
(South America, Terra del Feugo, Bresil, Amazon).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Decorative late 17th century copper engraved miniature map with lovely hand color.
Two cherubs on either side of the title box, sailing ships in the seas
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.