Auction 95, Lot 1

"Spectandum dedit Ortelius mortalib. orbem, Orbi spectandum Galleus Ortelium", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: Portrait

Period: 1579 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Minor damp stain in top margin, else very crisp and clean. Recent color.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Unsold

Closed on 6/13/2001

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