Auction 137, Lot 7

Presentation Piece with Original Color and Gold Leaf

"Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas Novus. Pars Quinta", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1654 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 16.3 inches
24.1 x 41.4 cm

This architectural title page depicts the royal coat of arms of Scotland in the top half, featuring a shield with the red lion of the King of Scots supported by two chained Unicorns. The motto above the crest, "In Defence" is a contraction for "In My Defens God Me Defend." The title imprint is pasted onto the sheet, as was common at the time of publication.


Condition: B+

Superb original color highlighted in gold leaf. Faint, scattered foxing and light toning that do not distract.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/14/2011