"Atlas Nouveau Contenant Toutes les Parties du Monde, ou sont Exactement Remarques les Empires, Monarchies...", Sanson/Jaillot
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1696 (published)
Color: Black & White
12.7 x 17.3 inches
32.3 x 43.9 cm
This fine, architectural-style title page is embellished with statues of Mars, Pallas, King Louis XIV, Monseigneur le Dauphin and Atlas holding the world on his shoulders. At bottom are small vignettes of the battles of Cassel in 1677 and Seneffe in 1674, two French victories during the Franco-Dutch War.
A dark impression with wide margins and marginal soiling. Remnants of hinge tape on recto at top, far from image.