Auction 170, Lot 2

"[Frontispiece - Impatientia et Negligentia / Patientia et Industria]", Anon.

Subject: Frontispiece

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.1 x 14.5 inches
23.1 x 36.8 cm

This elegantly engraved frontispiece was likely published in an atlas circa 1720. It features a number of mythological figures, fascinating classical architecture, an armillary sphere, and a globe. In the foreground, a young figure scratches out the words "Impatientia et Negligentia" at the instruction of Mercury, who traces the words "Patientia et Industria" on a slate.


Condition: A

A fine impression on a watermarked sheet with a short edge tear at bottom that just passes the neatline and has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/14/2018