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