Auction 126, Lot 11

"[Lot of 3] Tegenwoordige Staat van de Westindische Eilanden en Noord America [with] Tegenwoordige Staat van Zuid America [and] Een Amerikaan…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1765-68 (dated)

Publication: Tegenwoordige staat van alle volkeren

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 6.8 inches
10.2 x 17.3 cm

These three sheets are from a Dutch history of the countries of the world and its inhabitants. Each includes allegorical figures and putti. The first presents a map of the eastern part of North America, extending to the Caribbean. The setting is evocative of the West Indies, with palm trees, trade goods and a cornucopia filled with exotic fruit. The second presents a map of South America on a large monument. Four Muses display the crests of colonial powers and an Amazonian queen sits atop the monument. The third is a frontispiece showing an idyllic landscape with Europa unveiling a globe to the seated figure of America.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/3/2008

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