Auction 132, Lot 9

"Atlante Novissimo, Illustrato ed Accresciuto Sulle Osservazioni, e Scoperte…", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1775 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.5 x 13.2 inches
26.7 x 33.5 cm

This rococo style title page is centered on an elaborate fountain. The seaside scene at bottom features the figure of Geography with a large globe and a number of putti engaged in mapmaking and observation. The border is formed by putti with geographical instruments and maps, and is completed by a heavenly scene centered on the muse of Learning.

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Condition: A

Some minor creasing, else fine.

Estimate: $180 - $240

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/2/2010

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