Signed Hh ex. by Hendrick Hondius, attributed to Simon Frisius
20.5 x 12.3 cm
Transcription of Inscription:
IOANNES HOLBENUS, BASILENSIS
Egregius pictor magno qui gratus Erasmo.
His quantu1 accrevit laus, Basilea, tua !
Divisus nostro te suscipit orbe Britannus
Holbene. orbe uno laus tua non capitur.
Translation of Inscription:
Hans Holbein of Basel
An exceptional painter, who was pleasing to great Erasmus. From this, Basel, how much does2 your praise grow! The Briton, separated from our world,3 received you, Holbein. Your praise is not contained by one world.