Topography Geography Terrain feature Mountain heights 1719 old Mallet printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
(Mountain elevation and terrain classification)
Issued Frankfort, Germany, 1719 for A.M. Mallet.
Interesting early scientific printed image relating to the taxonomy or classification of terrain features such as mountain elevations, climate regions that correspond to them, etc.
Charming early 18th century copper engraved print, with very 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"H x 5 1/4"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2"H x 4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196