Auction 173, Lot 2

"Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas Novus. Partis Primae Pars Altera", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1645 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.6 x 12.7 inches
19.3 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 and French title and imprint are pasted onto the engraved framework, as was customary with title pages.

References:

Condition: A

There is minor soiling in the blank margins.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/5/2019

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