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Auction 125, Lot 9

"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.


Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/24/2008