Auction 126, Lot 6

"Atlas", Peeters, Jacques

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1692 (circa)

Publication: L'Atlas en Abrege, ou Nouvelle Description du Monde

Color: Hand Color

Size:
3.5 x 5.6 inches
8.9 x 14.2 cm

A fine allegorical title page from this uncommon pocket atlas. The four female representations of the continents are seated in the foreground. Eugea, the Muse of Geography, and Atlas are in the backbround with terrestrial and celestial globes. Engraved by Harrewyn.

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Condition: A

The lovely color is highlighted in gold. Minor damp stain on verso with some soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $55

Closed on 12/3/2008

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