Auction 98, Lot 2

"Hollandorum Genius, Instituta et Negotia", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1703 (published)

Publication: Atlas Marinus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.4 x 9.5 inches
18.8 x 24.1 cm

Fine pictorial title page designed by Johannes Degler and engraved by Joseph a' Montalegre. The chapters of the "Atlas Marinus" were devoted to the sea-going nations of the world. This scene depicts a busy dock and harbor filled with exotic people and goods from around the world reflecting the Dutch trade dominance. Four putti hold the charming baroque cartouche.

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Condition: A

Close binding trim at side margin.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $160

Closed on 3/6/2002

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