Auction 100, Lot 1

"De Bello Belgico", Strada, Famiamo, S.J.

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1635 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

3.8 x 6.2 inches
9.7 x 15.7 cm

Fine, crisp impression of the famous Lion of Belgium based on the original Aitsinger form, with the lion standing facing right with the right paw raised over the title cartouche. Embellished with three sailing ships, a compass rose and a sea monster.

References: Tooley (MCC-7) #16.

Condition: A+

Very attractively colored with good margins.

Estimate: $900 - $950

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/12/2002