"Histoire d'Angleterre, d'Ecosse et d'Irlande", Covens & Mortier
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1723 (circa)
Color: Black & White
8.8 x 13.3 inches
22.4 x 33.8 cm
This title page was originally published in Isaac de Larrey's 1697 atlas and reissued here by Covens & Mortier. The allegorical scene shows Jupiter as a bull abducting Europa - a frequent depiction during the Renaissance period. The detailed scene was engraved by Cornelis Vermeulen and based upon the art of Adriaen van der Werff. A medallion cartouche at top contains the title.
A dark impression with light soiling and a few small chips along the top border that have been professionally repaired on verso with a tiny portion of image in facsimile.