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Auction 142, Lot 10

"Atlas Historique et Geographique, Dedie a Monsieur le President Henault; Par M. Buy de Mornas...", Buy de Mornas, Claude

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1762 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

18.2 x 12.5 inches
46.2 x 31.8 cm
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This illustrated title page depicts a classical building, supported by Corinthian columns and filled with figural statues along both the roof and facade. Scholars and cherubs fill the foreground. Helios riding a horse-drawn chariot bursts from the sun, while another god rides a chariot led by bats. Smaller vignettes flanking the title make reference to astronomy, mathematics, and cartography.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) #T.BUY-2a.

Condition: A

A fine impression with a few unobtrusive spots. A chip in bottom left corner and one ink mark in bottom right corner, both far from image.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/28/2012