"[Lot of 2] Atlas Nouveau, Contenant Toutes les Parties du Monde... [and] Inleidinge tot de Geographie, waar in Begreepen zyn de Astronomische Geographie...", Covens & Mortier
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Printed Color
9.7 x 16.3 inches
24.6 x 41.4 cm
These two title pages from atlases by Covens & Mortier were printed in both black and red ink. The first title page was for a French atlas containing maps by Delisle and features an engraving of Atlas holding a globe and standing before the shop of an atlas publisher, in which patrons are viewing maps for sale. Engraved by I. Folkema. The second is for a Dutch atlas containing maps by Sanson and features a double-hemisphere globe depicted in reverse (as if viewed from the interior of a globe) with very rudimentary coastlines, a huge southern continent, and California depicted as an island.
Bright sheets with light, scattered foxing.