Portugal Portuguese natives 1719 old Mallet Ethnic costume hand color printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Portuguese People- Portugal, Europe).
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 3/8" x 5 3/4".
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2" x 3 7/8".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196