Auction 123, 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 bold and graphic title page featuring a woman representing Geography drawing while an allegorical representation of the Earth sits by her side, with the lion of the Netherlands in front. Neptune sits astride the globe, Atlas bears the firmament on his shoulders, and the angel of fame blows her horn. Drawn and engraved by Gerard de Lairesse.

References:

Condition: A+

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/20/2008

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