China famous architecture temple Porcelain Tower 1683 Mallet view hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Tour de Porcelaine.
(Asia, China, Nanjing, Porcelain Tower).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved view with lovely hand color. Many people are seen acattered around the grounds of the building.
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. 7 7/8"H x 5 7/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2"H x 4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, pp. 196.