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Auction 180, Lot 754

"[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)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: B+

Bright sheets with light, scattered foxing.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $40

Closed on 11/18/2020

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