Auction 101, Lot 10

"Atlas Novus ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.8 x 19 inches
27.4 x 48.3 cm

A beautiful sheet engraved by the famous Dutch artist Romain de Hooghe. The resplendent scene depicts Europa receiving tribute from the peoples of Asia, Africa and the Americas. In the background Atlas holds up the heavens and Apollo drives his chariot across the sky. Several river gods are shown in the foreground. RESERVE $350.

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Condition: A

Nice crisp impression and good coloring. Two small chips and some soiling in margin, image fine.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/4/2002

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