Decorative frontis 1741 Historical allegorical figures beautiful engraved printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
L'Histoire, guidee par son Genie, et a l'aide des Monumens Historiques..
(Allegorical title page).
Issued 1741, Amsterdam by S. Schouten. Engraved by Gouwen after the 1713 design by Picart. Engraved by van der Gouwen.
Lovely mid-18th century engraved print. Pleasing assortment of allegorical and mythological figures, including cherubs and a city view in the background.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet measures c. 15 1/4"H x 9 3/4"W.
Engraved area measures c. 13 1/8"H x 8 5/8"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 4.