Ortelius: Titelblatt
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Title page for „Theatrum Orbis Terrarum“

Decorative copper engraving, depicting a portal with two women at each side the one on the left with an incense burner and the one on the right with a myrtle branch in her hand. Below the naked Salome with the head of John the Baptist in her hand and above the portal the goddess of wisdome and science with her attributes. Verso: Two poems one in Latin by And. Schott and one in Greek by Gerhart Falkenburg.

Copper engraving with original colours from "Theatrum Orbit Terrarium" (lat. ed.), cartographer: Abraham Ortelius (Antwerp 1527-1598), publisher: Jan Moretus, Antwerp c. 1591-1592.

Sheet size: 42 x 28,5 cm

Very good colours and condition.