Venus.Planeta est soli proximus...
Engraving with very large margins. 290 x 215mm (11½ x 8½").
A depiction of the planet Venus as a goddess, an angel overhead, with the zodiac symbols for Libra and Taurus, from a mosaic designed by Raphael in the Chigi Chapel, in La Madonna del Popolo, Rome. The plate was engraved by Nicolas Dorigny (1658-1746) for his 'The Seven Planets, and the Creation of the Sun and Moon'.
[Ref: 35442] £160.00