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Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)

Inscription

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

Signed

following the inscription: HG

Marks

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 F. Sewell (1816-1896, New York); November, 1897, Sewell collection purchased for the MFA by Harvey D. Parker.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

about 1586

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 180

Accession Number

P7260

Medium or Technique

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