Asia Australia Arabia China Japan Africa 1719 charming folk-art antique mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Asie Moderne- das itzege Asien
Asia modern- Modern Asia- Australia- Africa east coast- Madagascar- New Guinea- Japan- Jesso- Arabia
Issued 1719, Frankfort, Germany for A.M. Mallet
Charming early 18th century copper engraved map, with pleasing full hand color.
Absolutely fascinating schematic, near folk-art image. Asia appears as if created on a huge cloth banner and hung up by tacks at top center and corners. Note the fantastical clouod shape given to Australia at lower right, the interesting partial coastal outlines shown above Japan where Jesso meats the tip of North America, modern day Alaska. Arabia & Africa are shown in outline form as well, the title in a simple classical strapwork title cartouche at bottom center.
The image has a near folk-art feel, a style of cartographic image quite unique to this time in history. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this very reason.Also, the small size lends a feeling of intimacy, like a small near miniature jewel.
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[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
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.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous minor thin creases or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Charming little old vintage antique map, very attractive and entirely worthy of hanging for display.
Sheet measures c. 7 3/4 " H x 6 " W.
Printed area measures c. 5 3/4" H x 4 1/8" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3.