Catalog Archive
Auction 96, Lot 2

"De Praecipuis, Totius Universi Urbibus, Liber Secundus", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1575 (published)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

9.1 x 13.7 inches
23.1 x 34.8 cm

Fine title page from the second volume (of six) of this monumental work. The title is engraved onto a strapwork cartouche within an architectural surround. Several figures from Roman mythology fill the sheet including Penates (patron gods of the storeroom), Lares (guardian spirits of house and fields), Cybele (the goddess of nature and fertility), and the goddesses of religion and politics.


Condition: B

Minor soiling in margins, small hole in upper left margin, just touching border. Printer's ink smudge in lower right corner.

Estimate: $240 - $275

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/12/2001