Auction 139, Lot 1

"Libellus Novus Politicus Emblematicus Civitalum Pars Septima", Meisner, Daniel

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1638 (dated)

Publication: Sciographia Cosmica

Color: Hand Color

6 x 4.8 inches
15.2 x 12.2 cm

This is the title page for part seven of Paulus Furst's edition of Meisner's famous emblem book. The corner medallions illustrate the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The central engravings show a tree in full foliage includes the Latin phrase Haud Facile Virtus Extinguitur (virtue is not easily extinguished) and without foliage with the Latin phrase Gaudium Meum Spes Est (hope is my joy).


Condition: A

There is a short tear and minor soil in the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/15/2012