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Title page for the France section of Blaeu's 1640-43

Title page for the France section of Blaeu's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1650.
Ionic portico with the coat-of-arms of Louis XIII, king of France and Navarra (1601-1643). The motto "Duo Protegit Unus" was adopted by Louis XIII's father Henri IV (1553-1610), in 1572 king of Navarre and since 1589 of France. It means "one protects two". "One" refers to the sword (the king), and "two" refers to the two crowns of France and Navarre.
The title is printed on a label and pasted in the appropriate space.

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Gallia, quae est Europae Liber XIV.

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Category:  Antique maps > Curiosities
References: Van der Krogt 2 - 2:22A

Title page for the France section of Blaeu's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.

Title: Gallia, quae est Europae Liber XIV.

Date of the first edition: 1640-43.
Date of this map: 1640-43.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Map size: 410 x 245mm (16.14 x 9.65 inches).
Sheet size: 510 x 300mm (20.08 x 11.81 inches).
Verso: Latin text.
Condition: Original coloured, heightened in gold.
Condition Rating: A+.

From: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas novus; in quo tabulae et descriptiones omnium regionum editae a Guiljel: et Ioanne Blaeu. Amsterdam, 1640. (Van der Krogt 2, 2:201)

Title page for the France section of Blaeu's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1650.
Ionic portico with the coat-of-arms of Louis XIII, king of France and Navarra (1601-1643). The motto "Duo Protegit Unus" was adopted by Louis XIII's father Henri IV (1553-1610), in 1572 king of Navarre and since 1589 of France. It means "one protects two". "One" refers to the sword (the king), and "two" refers to the two crowns of France and Navarre.
The title is printed on a label and pasted in the appropriate space.