Auction 98, Lot 3

"Atlas Universel", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1757 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

13.7 x 18.8 inches
34.8 x 47.8 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.


Condition: A

Fine impression and color with minor soil and edge damage in wide margins.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/6/2002