"Atlas Homannianus Mathematico-Historice Delineatus", Homann Heirs
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1762 (dated)
Color: Black & White
10.7 x 18.4 inches
27.2 x 46.7 cm
An evocative title page with a large globe and three female figures. The two angelic figures represent History and Geography, while the third classical muse is Urania, goddess of Astronomy or Navigation, standing by with a telescope, a compass, and an armillary sphere. The top of the map is balanced with a pair of putti holding the banner title, while below Apollo in his sun-chariot greets a personification of the North Star as night passes into day. Drawn by Johann Justin Preister and engraved by Andreas Hoffer.
References: Shirley (TP) #86.
A nice example with a tiny rust spot at bottom right and a large chip in left blank margin that has been professionally reattached, well away from image.