Auction 103, Lot 4

"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.


Condition: A

Very light scattered foxing, confined to blank margins. Otherwise very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/11/2003