Title Page, plate 1 from Americae Retectio (The Discovery of America)

Adriaen Collaert, Flemish, 1560 - 1618, after Jan van der Straet, Netherlandish, 1523 - 1605

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about 1594

Engraving on laid paper

Plate: 8 3/8 × 11 in. (21.3 × 28 cm)

Sheet: 9 3/4 × 13 1/4 in. (24.8 × 33.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Museum Purchase

PR.964.38.1

Publisher

Mateo Florimi, Siena

Geography/Culture

Europe, Belgium

Period

1400-1600

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in plate, on cartouche, upper center: AMERICAE / RETECTIO; inscribed, in plate, around medallion, upper left: FLORENTINVS AMERICVS VESPVCCIVS; inscribe, in plate, around medallion, upper right: GENVENSIS CHRISTOPHORVS COLVMBVS; inscribed, in plate, within image, uper right: FLORA; inscribed, in plate, within image, upper right: IANVS; inscribed, in plate, on globe, upper center: EVROPA / AFRICA / AME / RICA / MAGALLAN [indistinct]; inscribed, in plate, within image, center left: Liuorno; inscribed, in plate, within image, lower left: Pisa / Maßa / Fiorenza; inscribed, in plate, within image, lower center: P. Vener / Spetia / P. Fin / Genoa; inscribed, in plate, within image, lower right: Cogoreto / Albizola / Savona; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: QVIS POTIS EST DIGNVM POLLENTI PECTORE CARMEN / CONDERE PRO RERVM MAIESTATE HISQVE REPERTIS; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: Mateo florimi formis

Exhibition History

The Renaissance: Forms, Reforms and Revolutions, Barrows-Strauss Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 9-September 3, 1982.

The Age of the Marvelous, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 21-November 24, 1991; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, January 25-March 22, 1992; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, May 24-August 25, 1992; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, October 6, 1992-January 3, 1993, no. 8A.

Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 23-March 21, 1976.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 10-October 14, 1996.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 15, 2005-June 16, 2005.

Publication History

Joy Kenseth, Editor, "The Age of the Marvelous", Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, 1991, pp. 226-227, no. 8A.

Provenance

William H. Schab, Dealer, Rare Books and Prints, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 1964.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hollstein, Vol. 4: 467; New Hollstein (The Collaert Dynasty), Vol. 5: 1199; Baroni Vannucci (1997): 698

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