"Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas Novus Tertia Pars cum Appendice I & II Partium Antehac Editarum", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1640 (published)
Color: Hand Color
10.8 x 16.1 inches
27.4 x 40.9 cm
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.
Original color that has been refreshed on paper with a jester watermark. There is light soiling and a tear in bottom blank margin that has been repaired on verso with old paper.