Auction 93, Lot 4

"Novus Atlas", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1635 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 15.5 inches
24.1 x 39.4 cm

An extremely elaborate title page with allegorical representations of the continents, the four Elements, scholars, students and cartographers, all surrounded by rich engraving.


Condition: A

Beautiful impression and original coloring. Title of the new atlas on a small sheet of paper replaces a previous title, as issued. Some soil in margins and an abrasion from an eraser in bottom margin, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/6/2000