Steel engraving. Printed area 150 x 120mm, 6 x 4¾".
Portrait of Christophe Plantin (1520-89), based on a woodcut by Hendrick Goltzius. Plantin, a French publisher based in Antwerp, is best known today as the publisher of Ortelius's landmark atlas, the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. The building that housed his business still exists, with the records of the firm intact, now the Plantin-Moretus Museum.
[Ref: 18615] £120.00