Auction 96, Lot 9

"Le Theatre du Monde ou Novvel Atlas Contenant Les Chartres et Descriptions De tous les Pais de la terre", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1685 (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 and the four elements, scholars, students and cartographers, all surrounded by rich engraving.


Condition: B

Several small tears that have been expertly repaired. Left and part of bottom margin have been replaced with a tiny bit of facsimile. Overall a fine impression and very skillful restoration.

Estimate: $275 - $300

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/12/2001