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Auction 147, Lot 11

"Descriptio Orbis Antiqui in XLIV. Tabulis Exhibita a Io. Davide Koelero Hist. et Polit. P.P. Altdorfino Studio Atque Opera...", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 12.8 inches
19.1 x 32.5 cm
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This attractive title page is centered on Atlas, who is supporting a terrestrial globe (centered on Africa) on his shoulders and standing on an architectural structure. Flanking him are two rows of medallions representing the eastern hemisphere (at top left), the continents and the key countries in the eastern hemisphere. This title page graced David Koehler's Descriptio Orbis Antiqui, which was an atlas of the ancient world, published by Weigel.


Condition: B+

A nice impression with a printer's crease at left and light soiling. Remargined at right with old paper.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/20/2013