"Cosmographie in Foure Bookes Contayning the Chorographie & Historie of the Whole World and All the Principall Kingdomes, Provinces Seas, and Isles, Thereof", Heylin, Peter
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1660 (published)
Color: Hand Color
7.3 x 11.4 inches
18.5 x 29 cm
The continents are represented by both male and female figures on this uncommon title sheet. Accompanying the male soldier figures are the animals that are associated with the continents: Europe's horse, Africa's lion, Asia's elephant, and the strange opossum-dog-like creature of America. God's creation of the earth is represented by Aqua (water), a dove (air), and Terra Mater (earth) in the scene above the title.
Attractive color with minor soiling in the blank margins and one tiny pinhole only visible when held to light.