Laurens Scherm (1689-1701)

[Antique title page, 1706] Atlas Maior, published ca. 1706, 1 p.

The title is engraved on the right: ATLAS MAIOR F.CK DE WIT.

On the left on a throne is Cybele, the personification of Earth, with a mural crown and holding a key. Next to her on the floor is Geography, with a book. She is surrounded by various measuring instruments and a lion lies at her feet. Behind Geography are four putti as personifications of the continents on a globe. On the left, Fama plays a trumpet. In the left background, Neptune, god of the sea, is sailing on the water. Behind it, the giant Atlas carries the sky.

Signed in a cartouche lying in the foreground: ‘Lauwrens: Scherm: delin & sculp.’

Inscription above: LONDINI APUD CHRISTOPHORUM BROWNE.

With the address of the publisher below: ‘ex Officina PETRI MORTIER Amstelodami cum Privilegio Potentissimor D.D. Ordinum Hollandiae et Westfrisiae.’

Engraving on paper; total: 531 x 318 mm; rather dirty paper, scratches on the surface, some tears on the margins; a sticker with nr. 112 pasted on the surface towards the bottom; in fair condition.

Incl. BTW  72,60

Excl. BTW  60,00

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