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Auction 185, Lot 738

"[Untitled - Title Page for Atlas of Scotland]", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1654 (published)


Color: Hand Color

9.4 x 16.4 inches
23.9 x 41.7 cm
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This architectural title page was for Blaeu's atlas of Scotland, and depicts the royal coat of arms of Scotland in the top half, featuring a shield with the red lion of the King of Scots supported by two chained Unicorns. The motto above the crest, "In Defence" is a contraction for "In My Defens God Me Defend." The title imprint was typically printed on a separate sheet and then pasted onto the sheet, however this example does not have one.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2.25.

Condition: B+

Superb gilt highlights on a toned sheet with some offsetting from an opposing page.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/17/2021