Signed Hh excud. By Hendrick Hondius, attributed to Simon Frisius
Transcription of Inscription:
ALBERTUS DURERUS, NOREBERGENS
Vir virtute gravis, túmque arte insignis habetur,
Teutonicae gentis gloria summa suae.
Contulit huic Caesar insignia nobilitatis,
Tantus honos artis, famáque tanta viri.
Translation of Inscription:
Albrecht Dürer of Nuremberg
He is considered to be a man grave in virtue and famous for his skill, the greatest glory of his Teutonic1 people. The emperor2 gave him the marks of nobility. So great was the honour [paid] to his skill, and so great the man’s fame.
Orenstein 1996 Frisius, no. 143; Hollstein 2008 no. 163
2. Can be translated as “Caesar” Cf. note on “Emperor” on the text for 33. Jan Vermeyen.