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Auction 147, Lot 3

"Emblemata Nobilitati et Vulgo Scitu Digna: Singulis Historiis Symbola Adscripta & Elegantes Versiis Historiam Explicates...", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1592 (dated)


Color: Black & White

4.2 x 3.3 inches
10.7 x 8.4 cm

This small, ornate title page comes from Theodore de Bry's emblem book Emblemata Nobilitati et Vulgo Scitu Digna..., which was created to accompany young nobility on their travels through Europe. The book contains images of blank escutcheons interspersed with contemporary figures, scenes from mythology, and illustrations discouraging immoral sexual behavior, among other drawings and pages of Latin and German text. The title page features Latin and German text on an architectural structure surrounded by putti and cherubs in armorial dress.


Condition: B+

Minor soiling, primarily along the edges of the sheet, and one tiny tear that just enters engraving at bottom.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 11/20/2013