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_____, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Sive Atlas Novus... Amsterdam, 1635. 15 x 9. Touches of original color; metallic objects highlighted with gold leaf. Diagonal crease, marginal tears (one just entering the top neat line) repaired. Good. SOLD

This title page displays a rich iconography in an architectural setting. Hebrew and Latin inscriptions top the design. A large armillary sphere is flanked by representations of the elements, Apollo and the mother-goddess, as well as a geographer and an astronomer, each with his amanuensis. Festooned with pomegranates, roses, etc., and personifications of the continents. A map of the New World and a sea chart of indeterminate place are "incised" on the base of each column.

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