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[Title-Page] Atlas

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[Title-Page] Atlas : J.B.Elwe

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This attractive titlepage features Atlas with a celestial sphere on his shoulders. In the foreground Cybele, Mother Earth with a fortified crown on her head and a lion at her feet, Neptune and Geography work on a terrestrial globe surrounded by instruments of cartography. With the imprint of Elwe this is one of the latest appearances of this long-serving titlepage, which had originally been published in Pitt's "English Atlas" and had also been re-issued by Ottens.
region: Title Pages
mapmaker: J.B.Elwe
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1792
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 460 x 290
ref: 34078

Price: £ 440

 
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