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Amerigo Vespucci discovering the Southern Cross with an astrolabium: 22.I.8-176

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Amerigo Vespucci discovering the Southern Cross with an astrolabium
New Inventions of Modern Times

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Collaert, Jan II
Publisher: Galle, Philips
Draughtsman: Straet, Jan van der (Giovanni Stradano) (After)

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Description

At the left a rectangle with a portrait-medallion of Dante at the top and verses below.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount

Dating

16th century
Production date: circa AD 1591

Note

State II/III

School or Style

Dutch/Flemish

Techniques used in production

Engraving

Identification numbers

Accession number: 22.I.8-176
Primary reference Number: 142725
New Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 1211 (Collaert)
New Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 340-II (Straet)
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 10 May 2013 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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