Auction 97, Lot 8

"Abrahami Ortelii Quem Urbs Urbium Antverpia edidit…", Vrients, Jan Baptista

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1660 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.5 x 15.2 inches
24.1 x 38.6 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.

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Condition: A

Lightly toned.

Estimate: $325 - $350

Unsold

Closed on 12/5/2001

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