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Auction 174, Lot 4

"Het Vyfde deel des Grooten Atlas, Verbattende de Water-Weereldt...", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Black & White

9.9 x 15.6 inches
25.1 x 39.6 cm
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This title page comes from the fifth volume of Jansson's Novus Atlas and was engraved by Daniel van Bremden. The top panel shows a number of scenes from the Exodus including Moses holding the Ten Commandments with Aaron by his side, and a vignette showing the parting of the Red Sea. Flanking the title are two Roman figures in armor with Roman Emperor Ferdinand III directly beneath the title. In the bottom corners of the sheet are naval scenes with groups of navigators plotting their routes. The symbolism in the lower portion of the page reflects the contents of the work, which included both a sea atlas and a historical atlas of Greece. Published between 1650-57.

References: Shirley (TP) #50A; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1-45.

Condition: B+

On a thick sheet with a few small stains and minor creasing at center.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/11/2019