Auction 149, Lot 2

"Guil. et Ioannis Blaeu Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas Novus. Pars Secunda", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1645 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.6 x 15.9 inches
24.4 x 40.4 cm

This fine title page is in the classic architectural style of the Renaissance and graced the Spain and the Continents section 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 Latin title and imprint are pasted onto the engraved architectural framework, as was customary with title pages.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2:22A.

Condition: B+

Attractive color with gilt highlights and light soiling. There are some ink notations below title from a previous owner.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/21/2014

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