Auction 104, Lot 3

"Nouvel Atlas ou Theatre du Monde…Second Tome", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1647 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 14.7 inches
24.1 x 37.3 cm

Attractive title page with the figures of a musketeer and the French Queen flanking the title. The queen is holding the national flower and her skirt is decorated with fleur-de-lis, all highlighted in gold leaf. At top two putti display the coat of arms that is draped in a fruit and vine garland. The title is engraved on a separate sheet, as was common practice for publishers during this period.


Condition: A

Fine original color with superb gold highlights. Minor insect damage in blank margins and an old repaired tear affecting left margin and entering image, now only visible on verso. Minor printer's crease at top left.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/10/2003