Auction 130, Lot 8

"Mercurio Geografico Overo Guida Geograpfica in Tutte le Parti del Mondo… Tomo Primo", Rossi, Giamcomo Giovanni

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1692 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.3 x 16.3 inches
26.2 x 41.4 cm

This is a beautiful example of a Renaissance title page with classical mythological figures presented in a beautiful landscaped scene. The female representatives of the continents are gathered with Mercury and a scholar. This sheet introduced the first part of this scarce Italian atlas.

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Condition: A

Fine impression and wide original margins with some minor soil in the margins.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/2/2009

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