South America French Guyana Guiana Fort Louis 1719 old Mallet map hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
(For Louis under attack-South America- French Guyana- Guiana)
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 1/8" H x 5 3/4" W.
Printed area measures c. 5 5/8" H x 4" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196