Engraved by Hendrick Hondius (Orenstein 1996)
Signed 'Hh fecit. Cum privil.' by Hendrick Hondius
20.7 x 12.3 cm
Transcription of Inscription:
PAULUS BRILLIUS, ANTVERP.
Castella et silvas, sata laeta, boúmque labores,
Et montes pictor Brillius exhibuit.
Gratior iccirco sacro qui verticae1 primus,
Pontifici, et claris2 murice qui Tyrio.
Translation of Inscription:
Paul Bril of Antwerp
Brill the painter showed fortresses and woods, joyous crops and the work of oxen,3 and mountains. Therefore he was the more pleasing to the one who is first on the holy summit (the Pontiff), and to the one who is illustrious4 in Tyrian purple.5