Auction 101, Lot 3

"Le Theatre Du Monde, ou Nouvel Atlas, Mis en lumiere par Guillaume & Jean Blaeu. Troisieme Partie", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1643 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 16 inches
27.4 x 40.6 cm

Fine copper engraving with two figures from cartographic history (one carrying an armillary sphere and calipers, and the other displaying a rolled map). Terrestrial and celestial globes complete the very attractive sheet. Title imprint pasted onto sheet, as was common at the time of publication.


Condition: A

Professionally backed with light Japanese tissue to repair small chips and tears in margins, a couple of which have intruded into the image unobtrusively.

Estimate: $325 - $350

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/4/2002