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Geographer Portraits and Atlas Title Pages, Four Framed Prints.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3012T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 23, 2017 12:00PM


Geographer Portraits and Atlas Title Pages, Four Framed Prints. Period engravings with hand-coloring, including: the double portrait of Mercator and Hondius from Mercator's L'Atlas ou M├ęditations Cosmographiques de la Fabrique du Monde, c. 1613-19; engraved allegorical title from Atlas Historique, Amsterdam: Les Freres Chatelain, early 18th century; engraved title from Guillaume and Jean Blaeu's Le Theatre du Monde, second part, Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1640; [and] the Galle portrait of Abraham Ortelius, which first appeared in the 1579 edition of his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum; all pieces matted and framed, sizes vary. (4)
Estimate $300-500

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Jean Blaeu, Guillaume Blaeu, Amsterdam