Mr. Philip D. Burden P.O. Box 863, Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP6 9HD, UNITED KINGDOM Tel: +44 (0) 1494 76 33 13 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the allegorical frontispiece to Joan Blaeu’s volume on America which only appears in some examples of the magnificent ‘Atlas Major’. The scene features a central native Indian figure, whose brutality is highlighted by having one foot on a European’s dismembered head which has an arrow through it. In the foreground are some of the mineral fruits of the continent, silver. The background contains a mining scene. Joan Blaeu (fl. 1598-1673) was the eldest son and business successor of Willem Blaeu. Koeman (1967-70) BL 56.
445 x 300 mm., in full early wash colour, even toning, light fraying of right margin, lower margin tear repair, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 10780
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