Engraving by Robert de Baudous (Orenstein 1996, 42)
Signed ‘Hh form.’ by Hendrick Hondius
20.6 x 12.2 cm
Transcription of Inscription:
CORNELIUS VISSHERUS, GOUDAN.
Postremos inter non est Vischerus habendus,
Austriaci, Auriaci clarus imaginibus.
Principis exemplar cum quaerant undique vestrum
Pictores : Magno magnus es Auriaco.
Translation of Inscription:
Cornelius Visscher of Gouda
Visscher, famous for images of the Hanoverian and the [Prince] of Orange, is not to be counted among the least. Since painters from everywhere seek your1 image of the prince, you are great by the great [Prince of] Orange.
Orenstein 1996, Baudous no. 42
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- This for “vestrum”, which indicates a plural “you”. Unless more than one person is responsible for the image, this usage is bad Latin.Return to note reference