Auction 123, 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

This large elaborately engraved sheet has numerous allegorical figures gathered in front of a large globe showing the Eastern Hemisphere. In the background, an old man and a young man 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.

References:

Condition: B

A dark impression with nice original color. Three margins have paper added to extend and reinforce them. There are a few short tears into the engraving with archival tape repairs on the verso, and a few faint stains.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/20/2008

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