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Auction 91, Lot 8

"Atlas Historique Tome I",

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1739 (dated)


Color: Black & White

9 x 15.6 inches
22.9 x 39.6 cm

Superb engraving with a group of beautiful young women studying geography and history. It appears that the Grim Reaper has abducted one of the girls and is taking her to heaven where a host of angels await in the clouds. The engraving is attributed to B. Picart and dated 1720. Lovely later coloring.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $230

Closed on 6/14/2000