"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
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.
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.