Abraham Ortelius - Jacob Cool - 1586-01-09

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Abraham Ortelius, Antwerp

Abraham Ortelius - Jacob Cool - 1586-01-09
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  15296
InstitutionName of Institution. Brussels, Bibliothèque royale de Belgique
InventoryInventory number. MS III 936, nr. 7
AuthorAuthor of the document. Abraham Ortelius
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Jacob Cool
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . January 9, 1586
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Antwerp 51° 13' 15.99" N, 4° 23' 58.95" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation.
LiteratureReference to literature. Hessels 1887, pp. 331-3, letter 1441, Burnett 2020b, p. 2142
KeywordNumismatic Keywords 
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence Latin
External LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia 
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'Numismatibus oblectari te audio, quod nequaqaum displicet. studium enim non est adeo sterile, ut quibusdam horum imperitis forte videtur. Nam uti tu recte iudicas, non parum faciunt ad iuvandum, in re Imperatoria, memoriam. Suppeditant deinde multarum rerum, in veteri utriusque linguae historia, cognitionem.' (Brussels, Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, MS III 936, nr. 7; Hessels 1887, pp. 331-3, letter 144; Burnett 2020b, p. 214)

['I hear that you like coins, which is certainly not at all displeasing. Their study is not so barren as perhaps seems to those who are inexperienced in them. For as you rightly reckon, they make no little contribution, in matters imperial, to helping our memory. Further, they assist the understanding of many things in the ancient history of both languages.' (translation from Burnett 2020b, p. 214)]


  1. ^  Hessels, J.H. (1887), Abrahami Ortelii (geographi Antverpiensis) et virorum eruditorum ad eundem et ad Jacobum Colium Ortelianum (Abraham Ortelii sororis filium) epistulae cum aliquot aliis epistulis et tractatibus quibusdam ab utroque collectis (1524-1628) ex autographis mandante ecclesia Londino-Batava, Cantabrigae. Reprint: Osnabrück, O. Zeller, 1969.
  2. ^  Burnett, Andrew M. (2020), The Hidden Treasures of this Happy Land. A History of Numismatics in Britain from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, BNS Special Publ. No 14 = RNS Special Publ. No 58, London, Spink & Son.