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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 by 290mm (18 by 11.5 inches).
ref: 43779

Price: £ 300

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