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Auction 188, Lot 749

"Galliae Tabule Geographicae…", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1585 (published)


Color: Hand Color

8.6 x 12.3 inches
21.8 x 31.2 cm
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This title page is from the Galliae (France) volume of Gerard Mercator's Atlas. The beautifully designed sheet is in the Mannerist style, composed of elaborate scrolls and volutes which are characteristic of this style, as well as decorative fruits, flowers, birds, and masks. At the top of the rectangular centerpiece is the portrait of a king, possibly representing Charlemagne, who was King of the Franks and Emperor of the Romans.

References: Shirley (TP) #17; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1:01.

Condition: A

A few minor creases on a bright sheet with a large "A" watermark.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/22/2022