Auction 103, Lot 573

"The Shield of Achilles as described by Homer, Iliad 18th in 12 Compartments; with ye Heavens and Earth in the middle, and the Waves of the Ocean round the whole Circumference", Anon.

Subject: Miscellany

Period: 1749 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine,

Color: Black & White

8.5 x 8 inches
21.6 x 20.3 cm

A very interesting circular engraving. The Zodiac surrounds the center, with twelve scenes around that. The scenes include 3 of pastoral life, 3 of agriculture, 3 of a town in peace and 3 of a town in war. Very precisely and beautifully engraved.


Condition: A+

Folding, as issued. Despite soiling at top margin, fine.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/11/2003