Auction 108, Lot 4

"Le Theatre du Monde, ou Nouvel Atlas, Mis en lumiere par Guillaume & Iean Blaeu. La Seconde partie de la Premiere", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1643 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 12.7 inches
19.3 x 32.3 cm

Decorative title page from this great atlas. A knight in full armor and a nun flank the title. At the top are two maidens displaying coats of arms, and the allegorical figure of Mars with his ferocious hounds. Title pasted onto engraving, as was customary.


Condition: A+

Superb later color highlighted with gold. A bit of faint foxing in margins, still fine.

Estimate: $375 - $450


Closed on 9/29/2004