Africa Red Sea coast Adel Abex Arabia Nubia 1719 antique engraved Mallet mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Empire des Abissins comme il est presentement...
(East Africa- Abyssinia- Red Sea- Coast of Adel).
Issued 1719, Frankfort, Germany for A.M. Mallet.
Charming early 18th century copper engraved map, with pleasing full hand color. The image has a near folk-art feel, a style of image quite unique to this time in history. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this very reason.
Print paper and engraved area remains well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan, nothing offensive or severe, overall remains clean and nice.
Sheet measures c. 8 " H x 6 " W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2" H x 4 " W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3.