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Title Page for Janssonius’ Atlas Novus

SKU: 5588

Title Page for Janssonius’ Atlas Novus

Date of publication:

  • 1639
  • Printed Measurement:

  • 39.5 x 24.5 cm
  • Colour:

  • original
  • [Title-page] Le Nouveau Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas, Tome second

    Through groups of allegorical figures the atlas makers ‘sought to promise their readers that they will describe all the regions and lands of the whole world, and that it will be based on the most up-to-date knowledge about the physical world of the earth and the celestial heavens above, and be grounded on classical as well as modern knowledge’. Read more

    Janssonius’ title page, employed from 1638, closely follows Blaeu’s of 1630, a complex image which ‘set a decorative standard for the next thirty years’.

    Condition & Materials 

    Copper engraved title-page, 39.5 x 24.5 cm, original hand-colour, minor adhesion damage, old marginal repairs, blank verso.


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