"Abrahami Ortelii Quem Urbs Urbium Antverpia edidit…", Ortelius/Vrients
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1601 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
8.5 x 15 inches
21.6 x 38.1 cm
Decorative sheet 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 above and map of the Eastern Hemisphere below. Latin text on verso.
There are some stains and repairs in the blank margins and a minor crease at lower left.