Southeast Asia Islands Borneo Java Sumatra 1683 Mallet decorative miniature mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Isles de la Sonde vers l'Occident.
(Asia, Southeast Asia, Malaca, Sumatra, Java, Borneo).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color.
Large pictorial scene across the bottom includes two semi-nude figures and two sea cherubs on sea horses blowing horns.
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, sheet uniformly age toned, the image displays a fine patina.
Sheet measures c. 7 7/8"H x 5 7/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2"H x 4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, pp. 196.