"Le Theatre du Monde, ou Nouvel Atlas, Mis en lumiere par Guillaume & Iean Blaeu. La Seconde partie de la Premiere", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1645 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
7.7 x 12.8 inches
19.6 x 32.5 cm
This title page from Blaeu's great atlas is presented in the architectural format. A knight in full armor and a nun flank the title. At the top are two maidens displaying coats of arms, and the allegorical figure of Mars with his ferocious hounds. The French title and imprint are pasted onto the engraved framework, as was customary with title pages.
Superb color with gilt highlights and wide margins, with just a bit of toning and soiling along sheet edges.