Auction 119, Lot 4

"Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire, pour l'Etude de la Geographie et de l'Histoire Moderne…", Desnos, Louis Charles

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1770 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 14.3 inches
50.3 x 36.3 cm

A beautifully engraved title page filled with many allegorical figures including cherubic geographers with maps, globes, telescopes and other mapmaking aids, overseen by the figure of Europa. Apollo rides across the eastern sky in his sun-chariot, chasing off an allegorical figure of Night with her canopy of stars, and in the background rest the Pyramids and a classical Greek temple. The foreground is filled with well rendered flowers, books and maps.


Condition: A

Sharp impression with some light surface soil.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/9/2007