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Americae Retectio

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1869,0213.224

  • Title (series)

    • Americae Retectio
  • Description

    Plate 4, Ferdinand Magellan on his Ship; Magellan seated on deck at centre, holding a pair of compasses in front of an astrolabe; the Spanish coat-of-arms is attached to the mast; Apollo carrying his lyre at left and guiding the ship; a bird of prey carries an elephant in top left (Arabic mythical bird Roc?); a male figure with a bow swallowing an arrow at right; a crowned deity (wind god) is seated on a cloud in top right; other sea creatures populate the sea; second state with borderlines; after Jan van der Straet
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1589 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 209 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 274 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered within the image: 'FERDINAN. MAGALA.' Lettered below the image: 'FERDINANDES MAGALANES LVSITANVS...globum circumijt. An. Sal. ? .D.XXII.' Numbered 4 in margin at far right.
  • Curator's comments

    For comment see 1869,0213.221.

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 1202 (The Collaert Dynasty) bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 345.II (Johannes Stradanus) bibliographic details
    • Baroni Vannucci 1997 698.4 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F Post-binder Large)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Discovery of America
      1492
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1869

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1869,0213.224

Ferdinand Magellan on his ship: centre, Magellan, seated on deck, holding a pair of compasses in front of an astrolabe; the Spanish coat-of-arms is attached to the mast; to l, Apollo, carrying his lyre, guides the ship; above, to l, a bird of prey carries an elephant; to r, a male figure with a bow, swallows an arrow; above, to r, a crowned male is seated on a cloud; other sea creatures populate the sea  Engraving

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Ferdinand Magellan on his ship: centre, Magellan, seated on deck, holding a pair of compasses in front of an astrolabe; the Spanish coat-of-arms is attached to the mast; to l, Apollo, carrying his lyre, guides the ship; above, to l, a bird of prey carries an elephant; to r, a male figure with a bow, swallows an arrow; above, to r, a crowned male is seated on a cloud; other sea creatures populate the sea Engraving

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