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Auction 102, Lot 4

"Atlas", Elwe, Jan Barend

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1792 (published)


Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 18.2 inches
29.2 x 46.2 cm

Attractive sheet designed by L. Webbers featuring Neptune and Europa examining a large globe centered on Europe and Africa. Above them Atlas is shown holding a celestial globe while a young woman drawing a map is seated in the foreground. Putti hold aloft the drape style title cartouche.

References: Philips (A) #674 & 675.

Condition: A

Original color. Expert repairs on some marginal tears and one tear in credits at bottom.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/5/2003