Auction 101, Lot 6

"Atlas Major", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

References:

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

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