"Atlas Minor Sive Totius Orbis Terrarum Contracta delineata ex conatibus", Visscher, Nicolas
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1680 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
A lovely example with original color. A couple faint stains in the map and margins, still quite good.