Some unknown artist and engraver created this sun and leaves page spacer image. The engraver and printer did a wonderful job with the fine detailing of this piece. It dates all the way back to 1715 and a lot of the illustrations from that time suffered greatly from blurry lines and bleed through from the facing page.
I think it is safe to say that this vintage page spacer is in the public domain. It features a central element that reminds me of a sun that is surrounded by twining oak leaves. It’s a fairly nice size which should make it even more attractive to lovers of black and white, very vintage images.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.