China Peking Imperial Palace Bejing 1683 Mallet miniature view hand color
China Peking Imperial Palace Bejing 1683 Mallet miniature view hand color China Peking Imperial Palace Bejing 1683 Mallet miniature view hand color
$ 98.00

Palais de Peking.

(Asia, China, Beijing, Imperial Palace, City View).

Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet. 

Charming 17th century copper engraved prospect view with lovely 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. 7 7/8"H x 5 7/8"W.

Printed area measures c. 5 1/2"H x 4"W.

Cartographic Reference(s):

Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, pp. 196.

[R20923].