"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)
Color: Hand Color
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.
Watermarked paper with light soiling.