"Atlas", Ottens, Reiner and Joshua
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
11.4 x 17.9 inches
29 x 45.5 cm
This striking allegorical title page was designed by L. Webbers and features mythical figures examining a large globe centered on Europe and Africa. Above them Atlas is shown holding a celestial globe on his shoulders while a young woman drawing a map is seated in the foreground. Putti hold aloft the drape-style title cartouche. Engraved by J. van Munnikhuyse.
A nice impression with some minor stains and light toning that is more prominent in the bottom margin.