(atlas, Frontispieces) A Group Of 4, 17th C.
A group of four title pages from seventeenth-century atlases, hand-colored engravings heightened in gold, framed and matted, from the following works:
(1) Title page from vol. II, Toonneel der steden [Town Book of the Netherlands, by Blaeu, Amsterdam, circa 1650, armorial border with ten armorial crests, interior blank. (2) Title page from L'Atlas, by Hondius, Paris, 1613, architectural border with personifications of the four continents, Atlas, Peruana and Magalanica. (3) Title page from Le Flambeau de la navigation, by Willem Janszoon Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1620, text portion laid down over engraved title page flanked by two figures and a city view of Amsterdam. (4) Title page from Mercurio geografico overo guida geografica in tutte le parti del mondo, by Domenico de Rossi, Rome, circa 1692-1723, allegorical scene featuring mythological figures against a naturalistic background.
Size of largest 18 1/2 x 12 inches.