"De Praecipuis, Totius Universi Urbibus, Liber Secundus", Braun & Hogenberg
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1575 (circa)
Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Vol. 2
Color: Hand Color
9 x 13.7 inches
22.9 x 34.8 cm
Fine title page from the second volume of this monumental work. The title is engraved onto a strapwork cartouche within an architectural surround. Several figures from Roman mythology fill the sheet including Penates (patron god of the storeroom), Lares (guardian spirit of house and fields), Cybele (the goddess of nature and fertility), and the goddesses of religion and politics.
A few spots in blank margins and slight show through of text on verso.