Auction 122, Lot 9

"Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperia, Regna et Status…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11 x 18.8 inches
27.9 x 47.8 cm

Large elaborately engraved sheet with numerous allegorical figures gathered in front of a large globe showing the Eastern Hemisphere. In the background, a pair of Titans are standing on the globe supporting the heavens. On the left is a sunrise with several birds, and on the right is the night sky with the moon, owls and bats known to hunt under cover of darkness.

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Condition: A

Nice original color on a sound sheet with trimmed margins, still sufficient for framing.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/5/2007

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