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This attractive title page is from the third French edition of the fourth volume of Joan Blaeu’s ‘Novus Atlas’, here entitled ‘Le Theatre du Monde’. The English Royal coat of arms above is supported by the lion and Welsh dragon. A spirited Britannus figure below is supported by Romanus, Saxo, Danus, and Normannus figures. Published in 1648, it covered England and Wales. Koeman (1967-70) Bl 42C.

Le Theatre du Monde

Johannem Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1648
415 x 245 mm., fine early wash colour heightened with extensive use of gold, light water stain upper margins, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 10768
£ 350
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