Auction 93, Lot 10

"Atlas", Ottens

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1745 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.2 x 22.2 inches
31 x 56.4 cm

Attractive title page depicting a scene of merchants and sailors on a dock with ships at sails in the background. In the foreground is a large statue of Atlas holding the world on his shoulders, at its base are a globe, atlas, and compass. The ribbon style title is held aloft by cherubs. This is most probably the title page for a specially commissioned atlas, as the Otten brothers were well known for assembling composite atlases to their clients specifications.


Condition: B

Couple of light spots that are not distracting and a couple of short marginal tears.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/6/2000