"Carte pour Conduire a l'Intelligence de la Fable et Servir de Secours a la Connoissance de l'Histoire avec des Explications et des Instructions pour en Comprendre le Sens Moral", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Prints - Miscellaneous
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique
Color: Black & White
22.8 x 19.2 inches
57.9 x 48.8 cm
This charming sheet depicts 52 different mythological figures, with brief descriptions of each. Included are Neptune, Mercury, Bacchus, Persephone, sirens, and many more. At bottom is a table with abbreviated descriptions of each figure, as well as a note explaining that the abbreviated descriptions were added to help users understand and remember each of the characters commonly found in fables.
A crisp impression on a watermarked sheet with light toning.