"Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas Novus. Partis Primae Pars Altera", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1640 (published)
Color: Hand Color
7.7 x 12.7 inches
19.6 x 32.3 cm
This title page from Blaeu's great atlas is presented in the architectural format. A knight in full armor and a nun flank the title. At the top are two maidens displaying coats of arms, and the allegorical figure of Mars with his ferocious hounds. The Latin title and imprint are pasted onto the engraved framework, as was customary with title pages.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2:21B.
A nice impression on paper with an "I7E" watermark, gilt highlights, and marginal soiling. The title pastedown is partially detached.