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Print, Elephant and serpent, ca. 1595

This is a Print. It was after Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus and engraved by Philips Galle. It is dated ca. 1595 and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is engraving on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Mrs. A. W. Erickson.

Its dimensions are

19.7 × 26 cm (7 3/4 × 10 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Left of center, below: Ioan Stradanus invent.; right of center, below: Carol de Mallery Sculp.; lower right: Phls Galle excud. Below: EXCELSA IN BARRUM DRACO SESE EX ARBORE IACTAT...; Lower left: 2; Lower right: 11

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Print, Elephant and serpent, ca. 1595; Engraved by Philips Galle (Flemish, 1537 - 1612); Netherlands; engraving on paper; 19.7 × 26 cm (7 3/4 × 10 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. A. W. Erickson; 1952-37-4

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