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Auction 182, Lot 760

"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

Size:
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.

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Condition: B+

A sharp impression, issued folding with light toning and a few short fold separations that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $80

Closed on 4/28/2021

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