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Auction 181, Lot 706

"Atlas", Ottens, Reiner and Joshua

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

References:

Condition: B+

A nice impression with some minor stains and light toning that is more prominent in the bottom margin.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $225

Closed on 2/10/2021

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