Auction 101, Lot 6

"Atlas Major", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11 x 18.5 inches
27.9 x 47 cm

A great pictorial sheet filled with allegorical images. Two women study geography in the foreground while a lion lays curled at their feet and a trumpeting angel hovers above. Four children representing the continents are perched atop a large globe. Neptune and Atlas appear in the background. Drawn by Lauwerens and engraved by Scherm.


Condition: B

Soil in margins and imprint. Margin extended at left and tear entering imprint at bottom repaired and backed with Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/4/2002