Auction 115, Lot 2

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

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1650 (dated)

Publication: Le Theatre du Monde

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.7 x 15.8 inches
27.2 x 40.1 cm

Fine decorative title page from this great atlas. Features 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 with strong architectural theme. Title imprint pasted onto sheet, as was common at the time of publication. A most lovely example.

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Condition: A+

Fine impression with very fine modern coloring. Some toning and light soil restricted to margins.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/21/2006

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