Christopher Columbus on His Ship, plate 2 from Americae Retectio (The Discovery of America)

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

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about 1585-1592

Engraving on laid paper

Plate: 8 7/16 × 10 3/4 in. (21.4 × 27.3 cm)

Sheet: 10 1/8 × 12 3/4 in. (25.7 × 32.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Museum Purchase

PR.964.38.2

Geography/Culture

Europe, Belgium

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in plate, on deck under figure, lower center: CHRISTOPH. COLVMB.; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: CHRISTOPHORVS COLVMBVS LIGVR terroribus Oceani superatis asterius pene Orbis regiones à se inventas Hispanis regibus addixit. An sulutis 8.VIIID.; inscribed, in brown ink, lower right margin: 46 Collector‘s mark, reverse, stamped, in blue ink, center left: [diamond; possibly L. 3528 without initials]; Collector‘s mark, reverse, stamped, in blue ink, center right: [diamond; possibly L. 3528 without initials]

Course History

CLST 04, Classical Mythology, Simone Oppen, Fall 2019

OSHER, European Manuscript and Print Culture (1300-1600), Daniel Abosso, Fall 2019

ITAL 23, Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Italian Literature and Culture, Nancy Canepa, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

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. 8B.

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, March 29-May 15, 2005.

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

Publication History

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

Provenance

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

Catalogue Raisonne

Hollstein, Vol. 4: 468; New Hollstein (The Collaert Dynasty), Vol. 5: 1200; Baroni Vannucci (1997): 698

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