Auction 103, Lot 5

"Atlas Universel dresse sur les Meilleures Cartes Modernes", Santini, P.

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1776 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 18.8 inches
34.3 x 47.8 cm

This is from the Italian edition of De Vaugondy's beautiful atlas. Four queens represent the continents and Apollo gallops across the heavens in his chariot. At center a group of adorable putti circle around a large globe. Large exquisite example of mid-eighteenth century design and engraving.

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Condition: A+

Fine impression and very nice later color.

Estimate: $500 - $550

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/11/2003

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