"Le Theatre du Monde, ou Nouvel Atlas, Mis en Lumiere par Guillaume & Iean Blaeu. La Seconde Partie de la Seconde", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1640 (published)
Color: Hand Color
9.8 x 16.1 inches
24.9 x 40.9 cm
A fine title page in the classic architectural style of the Renaissance. Two pillars capped by pediments supporting the multiple-quartered coat of arms of Spain flank the title. At sides are the allegorical female representations of the four continents. The French title and imprint are pasted onto the engraved architectural framework, as was customary with title pages.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2:22B.
Superb contemporary color with gilt highlights on paper with a large "GA" watermark. There is minor soiling in the pastedowns and moderate soiling along the top edge of the sheet, well away from the image.