Auction 137, Lot 11

"Gli Argonauti", Anon.

Subject: Frontispiece

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Black & White

9.9 x 15.3 inches
25.1 x 38.9 cm

This superb engraving is the frontispiece to an Italian edition of The Argonauts, the Greek mythological tale of the heroic quest for the Golden Fleece. Centered on a globe, on which the Argo sails and Pheme, the personification of fame and renown, it depicts numerous mathematical and cartographic instruments, including dials, quadrants, sectors, and telescopes.


Condition: A

Some minor soiling and paper flaws in blank margins, else near fine.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/14/2011