Catalog Archive
Auction 191, Lot 776

"La Suite de l'Histoire des Indes Orientales. De la Conversion des Indiens. La Troisiesme Partie", Wytfliet, Cornelis

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1611 (published)


Color: Black & White

7 x 10.6 inches
17.8 x 26.9 cm
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This is the handsome title page to the third part of the French translation of Wyfliet's landmark atlas, the first to be entirely devoted to maps of the New World. The title is surrounded by an elegant architectural structure and flanked by figures representing the four continents - Asia and Europe at left, and Americas and Africa at right. Above the title, two putti with fronds stand on opposite sides of an elaborate coat of arms. Published in Douay by Francois Fabry.


Condition: A

A dark impression with a narrow top margin and remnants of hinge tape on verso. There is faint dampstaining and a small wormhole in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $220 - $250


Closed on 2/8/2023