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Auction 130, Lot 2

"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
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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.


Condition: A

There are some stains and repairs in the blank margins and a minor crease at lower left.

Estimate: $220 - $300

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/2/2009