Auction 160, Lot 4

"Histoire d'Angleterre, d'Ecosse et d'Irlande", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1723 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
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.

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Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/16/2016

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