Kyoto Japan Dairo palace temple 1683 Mallet charming small birds-eye view printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
De L'Asie - Figure XXVI Palais du Dairo.
(Asia, Japan, Kyoto, Religious Temple).
Issued Paris, France, 1683 for A.M. Mallet.
Charming little late 17th century copper engraved miniature birds-eye view print relating to Japan, with very pleasing full hand color.
Very early Western image of this Asiatic island.
The image has a near folk-art feel.
Mostly clean and well preserved example, nice age patina to the image, unlike anything modern.
Sheet measures c. 5" x 8".
Printed area measures c. 4 1/2" x 6".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196.