World Parallels of Latitude Eastern hemisphere 1683 old Mallet map hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Paralleles de Latitude.
(World hemisphere- Parallels of latitude)
Issued Paris, France, 1683 for A.M. Mallet.
Charming late 17th century copper engraved map, with very pleasing full hand color.
Note the huge southern continents and the remarkable outline incomplete shape of Australia.
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 1/4"H x 5 3/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 3/4"H x 4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196