Auction 171, Lot 9

"Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperia, Regna et Status Exactis Tabulis Geographice Demonstrans", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.8 x 18.8 inches
27.4 x 47.8 cm

This boldly engraved sheet has many allegorical figures gathered in front of a large globe. Standing atop the globe, Atlas and Hercules hold up the heavens. In the background, bats and owls fly in the night sky, while storks and eagles fly toward the sun. In the forefront is Neptune, god of seafaring, with his trident. To his right are Mercury, with winged helmet and caduceus, and Cybele, goddess of cities, representing civilization. Behind Cybele is Aeolus, god of the winds. From a later plate engraved by Michael Rossler circa 1720.

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Condition: A

On watermarked paper with a couple faint spots and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/6/2019

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