"Atlas Homannianus Mathematico Historice Delineatus", Homann Heirs
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1762 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
10.8 x 18.5 inches
27.4 x 47 cm
An evocative title page with a large globe and three female figures. The two angelic figures represent History and Geography, while the third classical muse is Urania, goddess of Astronomy or Navigation, standing by with a telescope, a compass, and an armillary sphere. The top of the map is balanced with a pair of putti holding the banner title, while below Apollo in his sun-chariot greets a personification of the North Star as night passes into day. Drawn by Johann Justin Preister and engraved by Andreas Hoffer.
References: Shirley (TP) #86.
A bright sheet with marginal soiling.