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Auction 180, Lot 753


"[Untitled - Frontispiece]", Anon.

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Black & White

3 x 5.2 inches
7.6 x 13.2 cm
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This frontispiece centers on Jupiter, who sits on a globe atop a cloud, flanked by two statues. Above him, lightening bolts and rain descend from the sky. The bottom half of the engraving shows animals representing the four continents: a lion for Africa, a monkey for the Americas, a camel for Asia, and a well-groomed horse and rider for Europe.


Condition: B+

Minor toning and soiling with tiny chips and tears along the edges of the sheet, not affecting the image.

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sold for: $26

Closed on 11/18/2020