"Atlas Historique Tome I", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Title Page
Period: 1739 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Historique Tome I
Color: Black & White
9 x 15.5 inches
22.9 x 39.4 cm
Superb engraving with a group of beautiful young women and an angel studying geography and history. It appears that Father Time has abducted one of the girls and is taking her to heaven where a pantheon of ancient gods awaits in the clouds. The engraving is attributed to B. Picart and dated 1720.
Very light scattered foxing, confined to blank margins. Otherwise very good.