Auction 129, Lot 4

"Novus Atlas, das ist Welt-Beschreibung…", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1642 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 16 inches
24.1 x 40.6 cm

This handsome title page from a Dutch edition presents the title within an architectural framework crowned with the royal arms of the Kingdom of France. The title and publisher's imprint are printed on separate pieces of paper that are adhered to the engraving, as was the common practice of the period.


Condition: A

Fine impression and superb original color highlighted in gold. There is some surface soil and a chip in the wide original margins.

Estimate: $250 - $325


Closed on 9/23/2009