Auction 116, Lot 5

"Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperia, Regna et Status…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11 x 18.8 inches
27.9 x 47.8 cm

Large elaborately engraved sheet with numerous allegorical figures gathered in front of a large globe, showing the Eastern Hemisphere. In the background, an old man and a young man are standing on the globe supporting the heavens. On the left is a sunrise with several birds, and on the right is the night sky with the moon, birds and bats known to hunt under cover of darkness.

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Condition: A+

Sharp impression and superb original color. Bit of soil in margins, still fine.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/20/2006

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