"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.
Pleasant light toning with a few spots of foxing.