Auction 122, Lot 6

"Atlas Minor Sive Totius Orbis Terrarum Contracta delineata ex conatibus", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 15.8 inches
25.4 x 40.1 cm

A beautifully etched title page that includes two women drawing maps with a lion representing Belgium curled at their feet, Neptune astride a large globe (showing the Atlantic Ocean), a trumpeting angel representing Fame, and the Titan Atlas bearing a celestial globe on his shoulders. Drawn and etched by Gerard de Lairesse.

References:

Condition: A

A lovely example with original color. A couple faint stains in the map and margins, still quite good.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/5/2007

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