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STRADANUS, A./ COLLAERT, A. - Americae Retectio. (America detected)

STRADANUS, A./ COLLAERT, A. - Americae Retectio. (America detected)
Americae Retectio. (America detected) - STRADANUS, A./ COLLAERT, A.
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Title : Americae Retectio. (America detected).
Map maker : STRADANUS, A./ COLLAERT, A..
Date : Antwerp, c. 1590.
Size : 8.4 x 11.2 inches. / 21.3 x 28.4 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured

Description :Americae Retectio. In the centre above the coastline of Tuscany and Liguria a hemispherical globe can be seen showing the Atlantic Ocean with the coastlines of the Americas, Europe and Africa. The globe is surrounded by the allegorical figures of Flora and Ianus who have just unveiled the globe.
Above the central depiction medaillon portraits of Amerigo Vespucci and Christopher Columbus are shown flanked by chariots with the Florentine and the Genovese coats of arms. Engraving after Joannes Stradanus by Adriean Collaert, published by C. Collaert, Antwerp c. 1590.
Hollstein, A. Collaert, 467. Only state with engr. No. 1 in lower right hand corner.
Condition : Fine even impression. Thread margins, partly cut to platemark. In the lower left corner inside the text line a tiny area of abrasion. Old vertical centerfold, recto almost invisible.

ID: 92637

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