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Theatri orbis terrarum enchiridion

  • Object:

    Book

  • Place of origin:

    Antwerp (printed and published)

  • Date:

    1585

  • Artist/Maker:

    Galle, Philip, born 1537 - died 1612 (engraver)
    Favolius, Hugo, born 1523 (artist)
    Plantin, Christophe, born 1520 - died 1589 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Blind-stamped pigskin binding.

  • Museum number:

    218-1904

  • Gallery location:

    Medieval & Renaissance, Room 63, The Edwin and Susan Davies Gallery, case 1

Physical description

Printed book with engraved maps.

Place of Origin

Antwerp (printed and published)

Date

1585

Artist/maker

Galle, Philip, born 1537 - died 1612 (engraver)
Favolius, Hugo, born 1523 (artist)
Plantin, Christophe, born 1520 - died 1589 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Blind-stamped pigskin binding.

Dimensions

Height: 178 mm Binding closed, Width: 125 mm closed, Depth: 30 mm closed

Object history note

17th-century (?) ownership inscription on title-page: 'Clementis Brechti ex Biblioth. J.H.p.m.' 17th-century (?) inscription on first flyleaf 'POssidet hunc librum Christ. Coel. [or Coch.] Alex' and on title-page: 'Alex'. 19th-century ownership inscription on first fly-leaf: 'M. Hertz. Steph.' followed by price? Was A.M.218-1904.

Descriptive line

Book, Theatri orbis terrarum enchiridion : minoribus tabulis per Philippum Gallaeum exaratum, by Hugo Favolius and Philippe Galle, Antwerp: Christophe Plantin, 1585.

Materials

Paper; Pigskin

Techniques

Printing; Blind-stamping; Engraving

Categories

National Art Library; Books; Bookbinding; Maps

Collection

National Art Library

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