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Lot #1 - "Spectandum Dedit Ortelius Mortalib. Orbem, Orbi Spectandum Galleus Ortelium"   Ortelius/Galle Next lot »

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Lot 1
By: Ortelius/Galle
Subject: Frontispiece, Portrait
Date: 1579 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Condition Code: B+

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Color: hand color

Size: 8.2 x 12.7 inches
         20.9 x 32.3 cm


    This famous portrait of Ortelius, at the age of about 50, was engraved by Philippe Galle and appeared in the Theatrum from 1579 onwards. Few other portraits of the great cartographer have survived. The Latin title translation is, "By looking, Ortelius gave to mortal beings the world, by looking at his face, Galleus gave them Ortelius." The portrait is surrounded in a strapwork and garland frame. Latin text on verso.

Condition Description: Original color with light toning and a few small chips in far left blank margin.

Estimate:
$400.00 - $500.00


Sold for: $300.00

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