Auction 119, Lot 5

"Atlante Novissimo Tomo l", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1779 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17 x 12.5 inches
43.2 x 31.8 cm

Very dramatic title page featuring many allegorical figures. Apollo drives his sun-chariot across the sky at the left, while cherubs and Urania, the muse of Astronomy, engage in cartographic pursuits with armillary spheres, telescopes, compasses and globes. The royal figure of Europa presides over the scene with the winged lion of Venice at her feet. Engraved by G. Zuliani.

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Condition: A

Sharp impression with later color that shows a little on the verso.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/9/2007

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