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Ptie. Septentrionale de l'Ancienne Italie.
(Europe / northern ancient Italy- Veneto- Lakes region).
Issued Frankfort, Germany, 1719 for A.M. Mallet.
Charming early 18th century copper engraved map, 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. 8"H x 5 5/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 7/8"H x 4 1/4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196