"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.
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.