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Abraham Ortelius:  [Ortelius Portrait] Spectandum dedit Ortelius mortalib. orben, Orbi spectandum Galleus Ortelium

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Title: [Ortelius Portrait] Spectandum dedit Ortelius mortalib. orben, Orbi spectandum Galleus Ortelium

Map Maker: Abraham Ortelius

Place / Date: Antwerp / 1584

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 13 x 8 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $575.00

Inventory ID: 48197


Description:

Striking example of the Portrait of Abraham Ortelius, which was engraved by Galle and first appeared in the 1579 edition of his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern Atlas.

The text translates as follows: By looking, Ortelius gave to mortal beings the world, by looking at his face, Galleus gave them Ortelius.

Without question the most famous of all Ortelius portraits.


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