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STRADANUS, J. - America Retectio.
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America Retectio. - STRADANUS, J.
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Title : America Retectio..
Map maker : STRADANUS, J..
Date : Antwerp, 1596.
Size : 8.3 x 10.9 inches. / 21.0 x 27.7 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :The print shows an allegory of Neptune supporting the globe, which is flanked by Flora, representing Florence, and Janus, representing Genoa (birthplaces of Vespucci and Columbus). The coat of arms of each city is depicted just beyond each of these figures. Medallion portraits of Vespucci and Columbus appear above this scene, and Magellan is alluded to by the indication of Magellanica on the globe. Along the bottom of the image appears the coastline of Italy running from Leghorn to Savona, including also vignette images of both Genoa and Florence as well as other Italian cities.
From a series composed in 1592, to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of the New World by Columbus, and the following explorations by Vespucci and Magellan.
The engraving is based on a drawing by Johannes Stradanus ( Jan van den Straet) and engraved by Adrian Collaert (Antwerp circa 1560 - 1612).
Other prints from this serie "America Retectio.".
Bibliography Hollstein 467.
Condition : Generally in good condition.
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