"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).
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.