Auction 136, Lot 1

"Libellus Novus Politicus Emblematicus Civitatum Pars Sexta", Meisner, Daniel

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1638 (dated)

Publication: Sciographia Cosmica

Color: Hand Color

6 x 5 inches
15.2 x 12.7 cm

This is the title page for part six of Paulus Furst's edition of Meisner's famous emblem book. The corner medallions illustrate the four humors or temperaments: Sanguine, Choleric, Melancholic and Phlegmatic. An illustration of a sailing ship above the title includes the Latin phrase, Silentio et Spe Fortitudo Mea (in silence and hope will be your strength) with a landscape below depicting the motto, Nec Sorte, Nec Fato (not by chance nor by fate).


Condition: A

A sharp impression with wide original margins. There is a tiny tear and a couple light spots in the blank margins, not affecting the image.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/1/2011