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"Toonneel des Aerdrycx, ost Nieuwe Atlas ... Derde Deel", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1642 (published)
Color: Hand Color
10.8 x 16 inches
27.4 x 40.6 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.
Excellent impression and color with light marginal soiling and an archivally repaired tear that enters less than 1/2" into image at right.