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ORTELIUS, ,A. - Title page of Epitaph.

ORTELIUS, ,A. - Title page of Epitaph.
Title page of Epitaph. - ORTELIUS, ,A.
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Title : Title page of Epitaph..
Map maker : ORTELIUS, ,A..
Date : Antwerp, 1602.
Size : 14.6 x 9.1 inches. / 37.0 x 23.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Rare print with in top portrait of Ortelius and in bottom globe with Eastern Hemisphere, appeared in the Theatrum from 1602 onwards. It depicts Ortelius' Epitaph, which in translation reads according to Van de Broecke as follows: (Of Abraham Ortelius who came from Antwerp, the city of cities geographer of the king of kings, Philip, you here see the tomb. Shortly, the earth took him back, who portrayed the face of the earth illustrating it with pen and maps, but who stood above it with his mind, looking up to heaven and the high. He remained stable with respect to hope or fear. He was a lover of friendship, in candour, faith and in his duties.
Lover of quiet, without strife, wife or offspring. He had a life as others would wish. Dear reader, favour him with your prayers, that eternal quiet may come to him.
He died on the fourth of July, in the year 1598. He lived for 71 years, 2 months and 18 days. The Cools people, nephews on his sister's side guard his beloved memory.)Below: Ortelius motto CONTEMNO ET ORNO MENTE, MANU .

Condition : Paper slightly age-toned, dark impression. Very good.

ID: 16429

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