King of Sweden charming small 1683 old engraved portrait w/ beautiful hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Roy. de Svede.
(King of Sweden- European monarchy)
Issued Paris, France, 1683 for A.M. Mallet.
Charming late 17th century copper engraved royal portrait, with very pleasing full hand color. Youthful attendent lower left holds an ornate shield.
Scarce with such superior lovey 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 1/4"H x 5 3/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2"H x 3 3/4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196