Sanson le fils Atlas Title page c.1650 decorative cherubs Mariette beautifulBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
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(Atlas title page).
Issued c.1648-60, Paris by Sanson le fils and P. Mariette.
Splendid decorative 17th century French atlas title page. With cherubs, caryatids, Samson wrestling with the lion, cornucopias and scrolled decorative elements.
Beautiful antique engraved print with visually enhancing hand color.
Paper and image remains clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal. Center fold as issued.
Sheet measures c. 9 5/8"H x 12 5/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 7 7/8"H x 9 3/4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v.4, p. 103-4.