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Print, Title page of “Nova Reperta”

This is a Print. It was designed by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus and print maker: Hans Collaert II and published by Philips Galle and dedicatee: Luigi Alamanni. It is dated ca. 1591 and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is engraving on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of the Estate of David Wolfe Bishop.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 20.4 x 26.2 cm (8 1/16 x 10 5/16 in.)

It is signed

In the plate, along lower margin: "Ioan. Stradanus invent. / Phls. Galle excud."; Below the margin: "ALOYSIO ALAMANNIO FLOR.NO [Luigi Alamanni] / I. STRAD. INVENT. DD"

It is inscribed

At bottom: "1. Americe. 2. Lapis polaris. 3. Ignibus Amata pulvis. 4. Imprimi volumina. 5. Rotisque iugis indita hora ferreis. 6. Hyacum. 7. Ab igne Stilla. 8. Fila Serica. 9. Staphaeque; prisco operta conc.ta saeculo."

Cite this object as

Print, Title page of “Nova Reperta”; Designed by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, 1523–1605); Netherlands; engraving on laid paper; Sheet: 20.4 x 26.2 cm (8 1/16 x 10 5/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of the Estate of David Wolfe Bishop; 1957-162-15

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