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Auction 152, Lot 003

"Le Theatre du Monde, ou Nouvel Atlas", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1644 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 16.1 inches
27.4 x 40.9 cm
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This is a superb architectural style title page. Classical geographers Ptolemy (left) and Marinus (right) flank the title with a terrestrial globe in the foreground and a celestial globe resting on the entablature. It was a common practice for publishers to print the titles on separate sheets that were pasted into the space left on the engraving, as is the case with this sheet.

References: Shirley (TP) #47B; Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2:23.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with original color and gold highlights. There is light soiling in the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/18/2015