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Christoph Plantijn

Inscription

in plate, upper right to left: CHRISTOPHORVS PLANTINVS Architypographus Regius,/vixit annos LXXXV. obijtque Antuerpiæ CIC[in reverse].IC[in reverse]. LXXXIX.; under compass: LABORE ET CONSTAN/TIA; in lower margin: Plantinum tibi, Spectator, proponimus, vt cum/Nomine perpetuo viuat et effigies./Sic vbi posteritas miracula tanta librorum/Etius et innumerum sera videbit opus;/Tune es Christophorus, tune ille es? dicat: in vnum/Et sua conijciens lumina fixa virum;/Musarum o pater, exclamet, dignissime salue:/Reddita sunt studio Sæcula docta tuo.; lower right: I. BOCHIVS.

Signed

lower right: HGoltzius fecit

Marks

verso, collector's stamp, in black: A.F.D.; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7261 [Lugt 1870]

Provenance

Ambroise Firmin-Didot (1790-1876, Paris). 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 1583

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 181 (IV); Hollstein 207

Accession Number

P7261

Medium or Technique

Engraving

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