1579 Portrait of Ortelius [Framed]
Lovely 1579 portrait of Ortelius
[Portrait of Ortelius]
32 x 22 cm (12.6 x 8.7 in)
Gorgeous portrait of Ortelius from the 1579 edition of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the world.
In this edition the portrait was published for the first time. It 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”.
Beautifully framed. Clear impression on strong paper.