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Auction 113, Lot 2

"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
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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.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/7/2005