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Auction 115, Lot 3

"[Lot of 2] Topographia Galliae", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1655 (dated)


Color: Black & White

6.7 x 11 inches
17 x 27.9 cm

Matching frontispiece and title page from the atlas. The frontispiece features Neptune, a dolphin, medal, horn of plenty, and crown above the cartouche. A city is in the distance. The title page is printed in black only and includes the decorative publishers imprint. Uncommon pair of title pages.


Condition: B

Frontispiece with old repair to full tear at upper right, else very good. Title page is very good, with stamp imprint of a previous owner at side.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/21/2006