"Atlas Novus sive Tabulae Geographicae Totius Orbis Faciem, Partes, Imperia, Regna et Provincias...", Seutter, Matthias
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1728 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
11.4 x 19.6 inches
29 x 49.8 cm
This bold title page centers on a large globe positioned on the eastern hemisphere that supports the allegorical figure of Europa, with Asia, Africa and America seated beside the globe. Surrounding the title are the mythical figures of Mercury, Minerva and Mars, each holding a map. In the background, Neptune floats in the sea, while putti fly overhead holding a torch and a dove, symbolizing the conflicting nature of war and peace.
Original color with several light damp stains and a small abrasion on Mars' arm. Two chips in the right blank margin have been repaired with old paper, with a minor amount of the neatline replaced in facsimile.