Auction 126, Lot 4

"Nouvel Atlas ou Theatre du Monde: Contenant les Regions de l'Asie, Afrique, Amerique. Seconde Partie du Troisiesme Tome", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1642 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 16 inches
24.9 x 40.6 cm

This is a superb architectural style title page. Classical geographers Ptolemy (left) and Marinus (right) flank the title with a terrestrial globe in the foreground and a celestial globe resting on the entablature. It was a common practice for publishers to print the titles on separate sheets that were pasted into the space left on the engraving, as is the case with this sheet.

References: Shirley (TP) #47B.

Condition: B+

There is a printer's ink smudge in upper right corner, else very good.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 12/3/2008