Auction 146, Lot 12

"Atlas Universel pour l'Etude de la Geographie et de l'Histoire Ancienne et Moderne", Philippe De Pretot, Etienne Andre

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1787 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8 x 10.2 inches
20.3 x 25.9 cm

This decorative title page for Philippe de Pretot's Atlas Universel shows a large architectural structure containing the title. There are two female figures and four putti using cartographic instruments such as charts, books, a telescope, compasses, and an armillary sphere. Above the scene are two of the twelve signs of the zodiac.

References:

Condition: B+

Light soiling with minor manuscript notations in title cartouche and top blank margin. The left blank margin has been extended with old paper, and there is a previous owner's stamp in top left corner.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $55

Closed on 9/4/2013

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