Cyprus Mediterranean island Turkey coast 1683 Mallet decorative map battle sceneBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Isles de Cypre.
(Europe, Mediterranean, Cyprus).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color. Warrior battle scene across the top, title within a strapwork cartouche.
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.
Clean and well preserved example, text as always for Mallet maps, 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.