"[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
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.