Auction 139, Lot 11

"[Frontispiece]", Anon.

Subject: Frontispiece

Period: 1600 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6 x 8.5 inches
15.2 x 21.6 cm

This lovely strapwork engraving centers on a globe with the Latin motto Non Ultra (Nothing Beyond) on a scroll banner above it. On the globe, North America is labeled Nueva Hispania and Terra de Bacalao. South America is labeled Peru, and is only separated from a large southern continent by a narrow strait. Atop the strapwork design sit twin Nikes, the winged Goddesses of Victory. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

The margins and text have been trimmed.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/15/2012

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