Auction 121, Lot 3

"Atlas Homannianus Mathematico Historice delineatus", Homann Heirs

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1762 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 18.8 inches
27.4 x 47.8 cm

An evocative title page with angelic figures mapping the world, while a classical muse stands by with a telescope and a compass. The top of the map is balanced with a pair of putti holding the banner title, while below Apollo in his sun-chariot greets a personification of the North Star as night passes into day. Engraved by Andr. Hoffer.


Condition: B

Top margin with professionally repaired tears that just enter the image. A nearly invisible 2" tear at bottom is closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/26/2007