Auction 129, Lot 6

"Cosmographie in Foure Bookes Caontayning the Chorographie & Historie of the Whole World…", Heylin, Peter

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1652 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
7 x 11.3 inches
17.8 x 28.7 cm

The continents are represented by both male and female figures on this uncommon title sheet. Accompanying the male soldier figures are the animals that are associated with the continents: Europe's horse, Africa's lion, Asia's elephant and the strange opossum-dog-like creature of America. God's creation of the earth is represented by Aqua (water), a dove (air), and Terra Mater (earth) in the scene above the title.

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Condition: A

There is toning and some edge tears not affecting the image.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/23/2009

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