Madagascar Africa 1719 old Mallet Ethnic costume hand color printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Peupees de Madagascar.
(Africa- natives of Madagascar island).
Issued Frankfort, Germany, 1719 for A.M. Mallet.
Charming early 18th century copper engraved ethnic 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. 7 3/4" x 5 1/2".
Printed area measures c. 6" x 4 1/8".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196