[Portrait of Ortelius.]
[Antwerp, n.d., c.1590.]
Coloured engraving. 320 x 220mm.
Portrait of the famous Dutch cartographer, an oval within a fine strapwork cartouche, published in his own atlas, the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. The motto reads: 'By looking, Ortelius gave mortal beings the world; by looking at his face, Galleus gave them Ortelius'. Galle engraved many of the maps in the Theatrum.
[Ref: 2620] £360.00