"Cosmographie in Foure Bookes Caontayning the Chorographie & Historie of the Whole World…", Heylin, Peter
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1652 (dated)
Color: Black & White
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.
There is toning and some edge tears not affecting the image.