China provinces decorative ship 1683 Mallet miniature map wonderful hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Isle of Formosa, Philippines).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color.
Large tall mast ship directly off the coast of Philippine islands, title within large monument with caryatid figures on either side.
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.
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.