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