"Nouvel Atlas ou Theatre du Monde: Comprennant les Cartes & Descriptions de l'Espagne, Itale, Grece, Asie, Afrique, & Amerique. 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 beautiful architectural style title page. Standing in alcoves flanking the title are female representation of the four continents with the huge coat of arms of King Phillip II of Spain. It was a common practice for publishers to print the titles on separate sheets that were pasted into the space left on the engraving, and that is the case with this sheet.
There is a professional repair on a weakness where the title sheet is pasted onto the engraving.