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Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)

about 1586
Formerly attributed to Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 180

Dimensions

Platemark (roundel diameter): 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.) Sheet: 6.5 x 6.2 cm (2 9/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

P7260

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in engraved border: Spectandum dedit Ortelius mortalibus orbem. Orbi spectandum Galleus Ortelim.

Signed

Signed in plate, following the inscription: HG

Markings

No watermark; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 7260 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: N. 180; [?]

Provenance

Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund