Auction 169, Lot 10

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

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1704 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

References:

Condition: B+

Pleasant light toning with a few spots of foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/12/2018

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