Auction 130, Lot 9

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

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1692 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.5 x 16.5 inches
26.7 x 41.9 cm

This is a beautiful example of a Renaissance title page with classical mythological figures. The winged figure of Mercury is shown guiding a graceful figure of Geography who is accompanied by a chubby cherub. This sheet introduced the second part of this scarce Italian atlas.

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Condition: A+

Superb condition with wide original margins.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/2/2009

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