Royal Palace Toledo Spain 1715 Van der Aa old antique prints 2 sheets colorAntiqueMapsPrints.com
Autre Vue du Palais Royal de Tolede, considere du cote du Tage.
Vue d'une facade du Palais Royal de Tolede, et de la grande place qui est ou devant
(Royal Palace in Toledo, Spain- early engraved urban views)
-- 2 separately printed SHEETS -- sold as a single lot.
Issued Leiden, Netherlands, 1715 by Van der Aa.
Charming early 18th century copper engraved prints. Very few examples are encountered with such pleasing hand color.
Each view 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 examples, trivial blank margin edge toning which visually testifies to the age and patina.
Sheets measure c. 6 1/2" x 6 1/4".
Printed areas measure c. 6" x 5".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1, pg. 1