Arabian Peninsula 1683 Mallet decorative miniature map w/ large dragon cartoucheBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Eurasia, Middle East, Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Red Sea, Persian Gulf).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Wonderful decorative 17th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color. Large dragon cartouche at top right, tall mast sailing ship in the ocean.
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. Text on reverse as always for Mallet maps.
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.