"Spectaniun dedit Ortelius mortalif. Orben, Orbi spectandium Galleus Ortelium",
Period: 1579 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
8.5 x 12.5 inches
21.6 x 31.8 cm
This famous portrait, engraved by Galle, was included in Ortelius' atlases from 1579 onwards. The 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. Original color - a tiny bit faded. Lightly toned with a repair in margin, else fine.