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Auction 191, Lot 780

"Atlas Minor sive Totius Orbis Terrarum Contracta Delineat ex Conatibus...", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1683 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 15.5 inches
24.9 x 39.4 cm
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A bold and graphic title page featuring a woman representing Geography drawing while an allegorical representation of the Earth (Cybele) sits by her side, with the lion of the Netherlands in front. Neptune sits astride the globe, Atlas bears the firmament on his shoulders, and the angel of Fame blows her horn. Drawn and engraved by Gerard de Lairesse.

References: Shirley (TP) #61.

Condition: B+

Contemporary color with creasing along the left side of the sheet and a few faint spots.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 2/8/2023