Auction 154, Lot 4

"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)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Attractive color with minor soiling in the blank margins and one tiny pinhole only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/16/2015

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