Auction 146, Lot 11

"Atlante Novissimo, Illustrato ed Accresciuto Sulle Osservazioni, e Scoperte...", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1785 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8 x 12.3 inches
20.3 x 31.2 cm

This rococo-style title page is centered on an elaborate fountain. The seaside scene at bottom features the figure of Geography with a large globe and a number of putti engaged in mapmaking and observation. The border is formed by putti with geographical instruments and maps, and is completed by a heavenly scene centered on the muse of Learning with the winged lion of Venice to her left.

References:

Condition: A

Attractive color on watermarked paper with minor soiling confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Unsold

Closed on 9/4/2013

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