Auction 113, Lot 1

"Urbium Praecipuarum Mundi Theatrum Quintum", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 14 inches
22.9 x 35.6 cm

Great frontispiece from the fifth volume of the first atlas of town views and plans. The sheet is strongly engraved with numerous figures including the female representations of the continents with their animal escorts. At bottom, six gentlemen are seated.

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Condition: B

Superb original color with gold highlights. Margins trimmed but adequate for framing with part of an ink stamp touching neatline at right. Some minor creasing and soil.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/7/2005

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