"The Shield of Achilles, as Described by Homer, Iliad 18th in 12 Compartments; with ye Heavens and Earth in the Middle, and the Waves of the Ocean Round the Whole Circumference", Anon.
Subject: Prints - Miscellaneous
Period: 1749 (published)
Publication: Gentleman's Magazine
Color: Black & White
7.9 x 7.8 inches
20.1 x 19.8 cm
A very interesting circular engraving. The Zodiac surrounds the center, with twelve scenes around that. The scenes include 3 of pastoral life, 3 of agriculture, 3 of a town in peace and 3 of a town in war.
A sharp impression, issued folding with light toning and a few short fold separations that have been closed on verso with archival tape.