Auction 129, Lot 16

"Atlas Novus, sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum: in quo Hispaniae, Italiae, Asiae, Africae, nec-non Americae Tabulae… Tomus Tertius", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1747 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

9.7 x 16 inches
24.6 x 40.6 cm

This handsome title page is rendered in the architectural format with female representations of the four continents in the niches flanking the title. The complex arms of Phillip II of the Spanish Monarchy crowns the sheet. The title is printed on a separate piece of paper and adhered to the engraving; the common practice of the period.


Condition: A

Evenly toned, original color with some damp stains and minor tears in blank margins. There is a blue paper stamp remnant in upper margin and a pencil notation.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/23/2009