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BLAEU, J. - Title page from "Geographia Blaviana".

BLAEU, J. -  Title page from
Title page from "Geographia Blaviana". - BLAEU, J.
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Title : Title page from "Geographia Blaviana"..
Map maker : BLAEU, J..
Date : Amsterdam, 1662.
Size : 16.1 x 9.4 inches. / 41.0 x 24.0 cm.
Colouring : In attractive original colours.

Description :Attractive title page of Johan Blaeu's Atlas Major. Very decorative, and finely engraved with allegorical representation, showing Cybele, the Mater Deum Magna Idea (Great Idean Mother of the Gods), who ruled over all nature.
She appears with a mural crown and veil, seated on a throne or in a chariot, and accompanied by two lions. The four continents are personified by female figures, each leading an animal, characteristic for the continent and are based on a painting by Peter Paul Rubens.
In the sky some putti with a cloth on which the words GEOGRAPHIA BLAVIANA.
The titles and attributes of the figures are heightened with gold leaf.
Condition : A good and dark impression. Paper very slightly age-toned. Very good condition. In upper right margin a repair of a small tear just affecting the the printed area. Highlighted with gold. ¤

ID: 21204

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