Hieronymous or Jerome Wierix

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Wierix was a Flemish engraver and draughtsman who was often employed by Christopher Plantin, the publisher of Abraham Ortelius’s seminal atlas. He also engraved the highly detailed and accomplished allegorical images a knight combatting sin, which were later included in Hondius' famous "Christian Knight Map".

Preview of Hieronymous map of the world, embellished with ornate illustrations and text above the sphere which reads: Typvs Orbis Terrarvm