Auction 111, Lot 6

"Atlas Historique Tome Premier", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1721 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 15.4 inches
22.9 x 39.1 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.

References:

Condition: A+

Later color.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/8/2005

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