Peru Natives South America Perou 1719 old Mallet ethnic types printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
P. les du Perou
(South America- People of Peru- Ethnic types)
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. 5 7/8" x 7 3/4".
Printed area measures c. 4" x 5 3/4".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196