Auction 96, Lot 13

"Atlas Universel", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.7 x 19 inches
34.8 x 48.3 cm

A supreme example of the flourishing style of French design and engraving. The title is enclosed by scenes including four queens representing the continents and Jupiter galloping across the heavens in his chariot. At center, a group of adorable putti surround a large globe.

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Condition: A+

A couple of insignificant spots in lower margin, still a fine example with a sharp impression.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/12/2001

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