Auction 101, Lot 2

"Geographia Blaviana", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 17 inches
30.5 x 43.2 cm

Beautiful frontispiece featuring Europa seated in a chariot drawn by two lions driven by two chubby children. The other female representations for Asia, America and Africa and numerous animals surround the chariot. A group of putti support the title banner above the scene.

References:

Condition: B

Superb impression and old color including gold leaf highlights. Margins have been extended, rather crudely, with bottom painted border pieced in. Still very attractive and the image itself is undamaged.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/4/2002

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