Auction 145, Lot 9

"Atlas Nouveau Portatif a l'Usage des Militaires et du Voyageur Contenant 91 Cartes Dressees sur les Nouvelles Observations...", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1748 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 8 inches
25.4 x 20.3 cm

This lovely title page features putti presenting a stack of books to a female figure (possibly Aphrodite holding a mirror). In the background, a ship is filled with women and children, with one of the females apparently using a depth measuring device. The atlas is dedicated to Jean-Frederic Phelypeaux, Count of Maurepas, and features the family coat of arms at bottom right. An interesting and unique title page.

References:

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with light soiling.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/12/2013

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