"Atlante Novissimo, Illustrato ed Accresciuto Sulle Osservazioni, e Scoperte...", Zatta, Antonio
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1785 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
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.
Attractive color on watermarked paper with minor soiling confined to blank margins.