Claude Buy de Mornas (author)
Illustrated title page from a four-volume small folio atlas published in 1762. A number of toga-clad scholars converse and walk on the lawn of a classical building. The building is supported by Corinthian columns and features the statues of a number of figures both in its facade and along the roof. Two gods drive their chariots through the sky.
Since this picture shows various ancient scholars, it would make a nice college graduation gift.
Cartouche: "ATLAS/ HISTORIQUE ET GEOGRAPHIQUE,/ DÉDIÉ/ A Monsieur le Président HÉNAULT;/ PAR M. BUY DE MORNAS, Géographe du ROY de Monseigneur le DAUPHIN,/ ET DE MESSEIGNEURS LES COMTES DE PROVENCE ET D'ARTOIS./ A París, chez l'Auteur, rue S. Jacques, à côt´´ de S. Yves./ M.D.CC.LXII."
Condition: Generally very good with the usual light overall toning and faint staining, primarily to margins, easily matted out.