Auction 126, Lot 7

"De Wytheroemde Voyagien der Engelsen…", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1706 (published)


Color: Black & White

7 x 10.2 inches
17.8 x 25.9 cm

This is an uncommon title page from a history of the important voyages of English explorers since 1558. The title is flanked by portraits of Sir Thomas Cavendish, Martin Frobisher, Sir Walter Rawleigh, and John Hawkins. The illustration below is a theme on many of Van der Aa's title pages; it shows the Earth being unveiled by allegorical figures.


Condition: B+

Nice impression and pleasantly toned paper. There is a small abrasion in the bottom engraved panel that has some ink marks in it, else very good.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/3/2008