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Auction 185, Lot 737

"Novus Atlas, das ist/ Welt-Beschreibung/ mit Schonen Newen Ausfuhrlichen Land-Taffeln...", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1642 (published)


Color: Hand Color

7.7 x 12.8 inches
19.6 x 32.5 cm
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This title page from the Netherlands section of Blaeu's great atlas is presented in the architectural format. A knight in full armor and a nun flank the title. At the top are two maidens displaying coats of arms, and the allegorical figure of Mars with his ferocious hounds. The German title and imprint are pasted onto the engraved framework, as was customary with title pages.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2:21B.

Condition: B+

Superb gilt highlights with very light soiling and foxing.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/17/2021