"Geographia Blaviana", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: Title Page
Period: 1640 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
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.