Cum necdum Stella Haec Exorta... (Frontispiece for Part III of Henrich Scherer's "Atlas Novus")
9 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. (24.1 x 19.7 cm)
Medium and Support:
Engraving with Hand Coloring
Purchased with funds provided by Susan M. Dixon
Label from “Between Heaven and Hades: Journeys in Renaissance and Baroque Prints”, La Salle University Art Museum, September 13 - December 15, 2017:
In this frontispiece to an early 18th-century atlas, an angel at the top of the globe directs the light emanating from the Christian heaven to various places on the planet: America, Europe, and Asia. The outer ring also includes the 12 Zodiac signs, represented in naturalistic detail.