"Nouvel Atlas ou Theatre du Monde. Representant l'Allemagne avec Toutes ses Parties, Comprennant Tout le Corps de l'Empire Romain. Sconde Partie du Premier Tome", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1649 (published)
Color: Hand Color
10.3 x 15.8 inches
26.2 x 40.1 cm
This regal title page accompanied Jansson's atlas of Germany. It prominently features Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III with seven surrounding Electors in ermine cloaks. Above the Emperor and Electors, two eagles hoist a string of six armorial shields. In between the eagles looms the Imperial Eagle with the Emperor's coat of arms. Jansson's imprint appears at bottom. Moses Pitt would later update this title page for Volume II of his English Atlas.
References: Shirley (TP) #48, Van der Krogt (Vol. I) 1:41B.
Contemporary color with a crack in the curtain at right due to oxidation of the green pigment that has been closed with archival materials on verso. There is minor toning and archival repairs to a chip and a couple of tears in the right blank margin.