Auction 169, Lot 10

"Nouveau Theatre d'Italie Tom. I", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1704 (published)


Color: Hand Color

11.1 x 17.2 inches
28.2 x 43.7 cm

This ornate and intricately engraved title page comes from Mortier's reprint of Blaeu's Townbooks of Italy. The engraving is dominated by a crowned female figure regarding a mirror, with a series of coats-of-arms next to her. Behind her there are symbols of military might and a breathtaking landscape. An inset at bottom left contains a small view of Venice.


Condition: B+

Pleasant light toning with a few spots of foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/12/2018