Auction 110, Lot 9

"Atlas Historique Tome VII", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1721 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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 the Grim Reaper 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.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $240 - $275

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/2/2005

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