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Auction 174, Lot 3

"Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas Novus. Pars Secunda", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1645 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

9.6 x 15.9 inches
24.4 x 40.4 cm
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This fine title page is in the classic architectural style of the Renaissance and graced the section on France of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. The title is flanked by two pillars capped by a domed structure supporting the royal coat of arms of the Kingdom of France after the conclusion of the French Wars of Religion. The Latin title and imprint are pasted onto the engraved architectural framework, as was customary with title pages.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2:22A.

Condition: A

There is light scattered foxing that is almost entirely confined to the blank margins and a damp stain in the right blank margin.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/11/2019