Auction 123, Lot 13

"Atlas Homannianus Mathematico Historice delineatus", Homann Heirs

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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. Drawn by Preister and engraved by Andr. Hoffer.

References:

Condition: B

A pair of repaired tears from the right binding side enter the page, the longest about 5". They are repaired on the verso with paper, and the right margin is reinforced with paper. Margins trimmed but still ample.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/20/2008

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