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STRADANUS, Johannes / COLLAERT, Jan (II). - Lapis polaris magnes.

STRADANUS, Johannes / COLLAERT, Jan (II). -  Lapis polaris magnes.
Lapis polaris magnes. - STRADANUS, Johannes / COLLAERT, Jan (II).
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Title : Lapis polaris magnes..
Map maker : STRADANUS, Johannes / COLLAERT, Jan (II)..
Date : Antwerp, Philips Galle, c. 1590.
Size : 7.9 x 10.5 inches. / 20.1 x 26.6 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :This is a plate from a series of twenty prints illustrating new inventions and discoveries (Nova Reperta) after Jan van der Straet. Plated numbered 2. Lettered in margin, below image, with the title and two sentences in Latin: 'Lapis reclusit iste Flavio abditum' and 'Poli suum hunc amorem, at ipse navitae'. On image, bottom right: 'Ion.Stradanus Invent.' and 'Phls. Galle excud.'

Seated to right, seen on profile, Flavio Amalfitano at his desk measuring a compass while reading a book; a globe and an hourglass also seen on his desk and a dog at his feet; opposite him, floating on air, a sailing ship and below another desk with books and an astrolabe globe; a large recipient filled with liquid and a stone at entre seen in the foreground, to left.
Condition : Strong impression. A small brown stain in upper part. Paper slightly age-toned as usual.

ID: 41479

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