Auction 93, Lot 5

"Atlas Minor Sive totius Orbis Terrarum", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1682 (circa)


Color: Black & White

12.2 x 20.5 inches
31 x 52.1 cm

A very unusual title page in that it is printed in a sepia ink. It is a beautifully engraved scene of two women drawing maps with a lion curled at their feet, Neptune astride a large globe (showing the Atlantic Ocean), a trumpeting angel, and Atlas bearing the earth on his shoulders.


Condition: B

Small oil stain on lion's face, else very good.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/6/2000