Auction 161, Lot 761

"Carte pour Conduire a l'Intelligence de la Fable et Servir de Secours a la Connoissance de l'Histoire avec des Explications et des Instructions pour en Comprendre le Sens Moral", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Prints Miscellaneous

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Black & White

Size:
23 x 18.6 inches
58.4 x 47.2 cm

This charming sheet depicts 52 different mythological figures, with brief descriptions of each. Included are Neptune, Mercury, Bacchus, Persephone, sirens, and many more. At bottom is a table with abbreviated descriptions of each figure, as well as a note explaining that the abbreviated descriptions were added to help users understand and remember each of the characters commonly found in fables.

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Condition: A

Issued folding with a hint of soiling and a short tear at the fold intersection.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/8/2017

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