"Abrahami Ortelii Theatri Orbis Terrarum Parergon sive Veteris Geographiae Tabulae", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Title Page
Period: 1574 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
10 x 15 inches
25.4 x 38.1 cm
Lovely title page from Ortelius' supplemental atlas of the classical world. Beautifully engraved with a man holding a celestial globe on the left, a woman with a terrestrial globe on the right, and mythical figures above. The verso contains a full-page dedication engraving of Philip IV's (Spain) elaborate coat of arms.
Both side fully and beautifully colored. Minor damp stains in margins, not affecting image.