Celestial Sky Winds blowing weather lightning 1719 Mallet lovely hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
(The Winds- weather- sky- clouds- lightning)
Issued Frankfort, Germany, 1719 for A.M. Mallet.
Charming early 18th century copper engraved celestial print, 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"H x 5 7/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2"H x 3 3/4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196