"Nouvel Atlas ou Theatre du Monde: Contenant les Regions de l'Asie, Afrique, Amerique. Seconde Partie du Troisiesme Tome", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1642 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
9.8 x 16 inches
24.9 x 40.6 cm
This is a superb architectural style title page. Classical geographers Ptolemy (left) and Marinus (right) flank the title with a terrestrial globe in the foreground and a celestial globe resting on the entablature. It was a common practice for publishers to print the titles on separate sheets that were pasted into the space left on the engraving, as is the case with this sheet.
References: Shirley (TP) #47B.
There is a printer's ink smudge in upper right corner, else very good.