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Auction 125, Lot 3

"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: 1645 (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. The French title and imprint are pasted onto the engraved architectural framework, as was customary with title pages.


Condition: A

Lovely example with full original margins and one tiny edge tear.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/24/2008