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