Auction 126, Lot 9

"Theatri Europaei Oder Historische Beschreibung…", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7 x 11.5 inches
17.8 x 29.2 cm

This is a fine allegorical title page from Merian's history of Europe in the seventeenth century. The sheet is filled with symbolic figures including a multi-headed dragon devouring civilization and the Gallic Rooster, a symbol of hope and faith.

References:

Condition: A

Some paper restoration in top margin and some light toning.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/3/2008

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