Mythical beasts creatures European exploration 1673 old antique printAntiqueMapsPrints.com
Des III Buchs 4 Hauptstut
Issued Amsterdam, 1673.
Charming late 17th century engraved print. Note the almost human head on the ape as well as a curious crawling animal with human face at left.
The image has a near folk-art feel, a style of image quite unique to this time in history. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this very reason.
Mostly clean & well preserved example, trivial blank margin corner staining & edge toning which visually testifies to the age and patina.
Text on reverse, as issued.
Sheet measures c. 7 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Printed area measures c. 7" x 6"