Southeast Asia Siam Tonquin Malaca 1683 Mallet engraved map hand coloredBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Presquisle de l'Inde a l'Orient du Golfe de Bengala .
(Asia, Southeast Asia, Siam, Cambodia, Malaca, Sumatra, Borneo, Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Tonkin).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved map with lovely 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 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.