Celestial navigation astronomy stars heavens sky 1719 old Mallet view hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
(diagram relating to celestial observation- observing the heavens- astronomy- sky- navigation using stars & planets)
Issued Frankfort, Germany, 1719 for A.M. Mallet.
Charming early 18th century copper engraved view relating to the history of astronomy, with pleasing full hand color.
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 for this reason.
Mostly clean and well preserved example, the image displays a fine patina.
Sheet measures c. 8 1/8" W x 6 1/8" H.
Printed area measures c. 5 5/8" x 4".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196