"Abrahami Ortelii Quem Urbs Urbium Antverpia edidit…", Ortelius/Vrients
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1609 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
9.3 x 15 inches
23.6 x 38.1 cm
Decorative frontispiece from a posthumous version of the Theatrum containing a commemorative plaque showing the epitaph engraved on Ortelius’ tomb at St. Michael’s in Antwerp. The architectural style engraving includes a medallion portrait of Ortelius and three allegorical figures above the text and a map of the Eastern Hemisphere below. Latin text on verso.