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VIANEN, J.van - Frontispiece : Le Neptune François.

VIANEN, J.van - Frontispiece : Le Neptune François.
Frontispiece : Le Neptune François. - VIANEN, J.van
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Title : Frontispiece : Le Neptune François..
Map maker : VIANEN, J.van.
Date : Amsterdam 1693.
Size : 4.4 x 19.4 inches. / 11.3 x 49.2 cm.
Colouring : In attractive strong original colours.

Description :Impressive frontispiece engraved by Jan van Vianen, from the first edition of Mortier's Atlas Maritime, Neptune François.
This was one of the most spectacular cartographical works ever produced. According to Koeman: ..the most expensive sea-atlas ever published in Amsterdam..
The element of water dominates the engraving in an awesome maritime scene rich of mythological and allegorical figures, with a sea battle in the background.
Condition : Paper age toned. Water stain on upper and lower margins. Some marginal foxing. Wide margins.

ID: 22960

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