"Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperia, Regna et Status…", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
Sharp impression and superb original color. Bit of soil in margins, still fine.