Auction 127, Lot 2

"Toonneel des Aerdrycx, oft Nieuwe Atlas, uytghegheven door Wilhelm en Iohan Blaeu. Tweede Deels Tweede Stuck", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1642 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.8 x 16 inches
24.9 x 40.6 cm

A fine title page in the classic architectural style of the Renaissance. The title is flanked by two pillars capped by pediments supporting the multiple-quartered coat of arms of Spain. At sides are the allegorical female representations of the four continents. The Dutch title and imprint are pasted onto the engraved architectural framework, as was customary with title pages.

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Condition: A

Very clean for a title page with only a small damp stain at bottom edge, well away from the image.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $190

Closed on 2/25/2009

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