Auction 137, Lot 20

"Minerva Instructing Britannia in the Use of the Celestial and Terrestrial Globes",

Subject: Frontispiece

Period: 1782 (dated)

Publication: The Geographical Magazine

Color: Black & White

5 x 6.8 inches
12.7 x 17.3 cm

This is the frontispiece to the first volume of The Geographical Magazine, by William Frederick Martyn Esq., published by Harrison & Co. The frontispiece depicts Minerva and Britannia studying two globes. Britannia leans on a shield with her lion standing behind her. Female figures representing the four continents surround them, with Europe in the upper left, Asia in the upper right, Africa in the lower left, and the Americas in the lower-right. The piece was drawn by Stothard and engraved by Heath.


Condition: B+

There is a crease that enters image in upper-left corner.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/14/2011