"Nouvel Atlas ou Theatre du Monde: Contenant les Regions de l'Asie, Afrique, Amerique. Seconde Partie, du Troisiesme Tome", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1647 (published)
Color: Hand Color
9.6 x 15.9 inches
24.4 x 40.4 cm
This is a beautiful architectural-style title page with gilt highlights. Female representations of the four continents fill the alcoves flanking the title, with the huge coat of arms of King Phillip II of Spain appearing above the title. It was a common practice for publishers to print the titles on separate sheets that were pasted into the space left on the engraving, and that is the case with this sheet. From a French edition.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol I) 1:43A.
There are a few small light spots and a marginal damp stain.