Auction 117, Lot 1

"Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas Novus pars Tertia", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1640 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

11 x 16 inches
27.9 x 40.6 cm

Fine copper engraving with two figures from cartographic history (one carrying an armillary sphere and dividers, and the other displaying a rolled map). Terrestrial and celestial globes complete the very attractive sheet. Title imprint pasted onto sheet, as was common at the time of publication.


Condition: B

Signature of a previous owner in faint brown ink below title.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/6/2006