Allegorical Frontis Gods Continents Turkish 1683 Mallet antique engraved printAntiqueMapsPrints.com
Description de L'Univers
de L'Europe Ancienne et Moderne
Issued Paris, 1683 by Mallet.
Charming near folk-art antique engraved fontispiece. Various allegorcial historical female figures, Roman male warrior standing with spear by her side, sailing tall mast ships on sea in background. Western intellectual Enlightenment personified.
In near VG or better condition, minor light surface age wear and toning as typical, some faint minor foxing in the blank margins, overall the image is clean, well preserved and very attractive. Jumbo large blank margin at bottom.
Sheet measures c. 5" x 8"
Engraved area measures c. 4" x 5 1/4"