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ORTELIUS, A. - (Portrait of Ortelius )

ORTELIUS, A. - (Portrait of Ortelius )
(Portrait of Ortelius ) - ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : (Portrait of Ortelius ).
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Antwerp, 1579.
Size : 12.6 x 8.7 inches. / 32.0 x 22.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Beautifully coloured portrait of Ortelius of from the 1579 edition of Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the world.
In this edition the portrait was published for the first time. The portrait displays Ortelius at the age of about 50, engraved in folio format by Philips Galle, with the comment underneath the portrait: “Ortelius gave mankind an image of the world to see, Galeus gave the world the image of Ortelius”.

The 1579 edition was the first edition to be printed by the famous printing and publishing house of Christopher Plantin, the Officina Plantiniana, well-known for its high quality printing and publishing. In this auction, also the continents from the 1579 edition of the atlas are offered, Africa (lot 94762), Asia (lot 94763), America (lot 94761), and Europe (lot 94764).

Broecke, Ortelius Atlas maps, Orto 4.
Condition : Good, strong paper, small imperfections outside the printed area. Clear impression, sufficient margins and minor toning.

ID: 94765

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