"Atlas", Ottens, Reiner and Joshua
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1745 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
11.5 x 18 inches
29.2 x 45.7 cm
Striking allegorical sheet designed by L. Webbers featuring mythical figures examining a large globe centered on Europe and Africa. Above them Atlas is shown holding a celestial globe on his shoulders while a young woman drawing a map is seated in the foreground. Putti hold aloft the drape-style title cartouche.
Nice impression with old color, including some blue color that evidently was intended to cover the nakedness of some of the figures. Soiled and tattered margins with a little spotting in the image.