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Title Page for Covens & Mortier’s Atlas Novus

SKU: 7948
£325.00

Title:
Title Page for Covens & Mortier’s Atlas Novus

Date of publication:
c.1730

Printed Measurement:
50 x 28 cm

Colour:
modern

Mapmaker(s):

  • Cornelis Mortier
  • Johannes Covens
  • [Title-page] Atlas Novus

    Copper engraved allegorical title page, 50 x 28 cm, modern hand colour, left hand margin reinforced (just touching printed border), blank verso. This title-page, engraved by Romeyn de Hooge, seems to have been used first by Hubert Jaillot in Paris c. 1695, and was subsequently employed by Pieter Mortier (who had a close working relationship with Jaillot) and his heirs. Europe, seated, accepts tribute from the other continents: Asia, Africa and America. In the foreground river and sea deities empty their vases of ceaselessly flowing water.
    Shirley, Courtiers & Cannibals, 72.