"Toonneel des Aerdrycx, oft Nieuwe Atlas, Uytgegeven door Wilhelm en Joan Blaeu. Tweede Deel", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1658 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
9.6 x 16 inches
24.4 x 40.6 cm
This fine title page is in the classic architectural style of the Renaissance and graced the Spain and the Continents section of the Dutch edition of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. The title is flanked by two pillars capped by a domed structure supporting the royal coat of arms of the Kingdom of France after the conclusion of the French Wars of Religion. The Dutch title and imprint are pasted onto the engraved architectural framework, as was customary with title pages.
Attractive color with gilt highlights, light soiling, and a tiny, archivally repaired tear in bottom right corner of pasted-on title sheet.