Auction 174, Lot 6

"Theatrum Exhibens Celebriores Galliae et Helvetiae Urbes", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1657 (published)


Color: Black & White

8.9 x 14 inches
22.6 x 35.6 cm

This elegant title page comes from Jansson's town book featuring 41 plans of French and Swiss towns. It depicts seven allegorical figures on an ornate architectural framework: Pax, Concordia, Opulentia, Justitia, Securitas, Coomunitas, and Obedientia. Two additional figures look through an opening at a small, but impressively detailed landscape.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.JAN-18a.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with one spot at bottom, a short edge tear that just enters image at bottom, and a small chip in an unengraved area at top left. There are remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/11/2019