Amerigo Vespucci on His Ship

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


about 1585-1592

Engraving on laid paper

Plate: 8 1/2 × 11 in. (21.6 × 27.9 cm)

Sheet: 9 7/8 × 13 in. (25.1 × 33 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Museum Purchase


Portfolio / Series Title

Plate 3 from Americae Retectio (The Discovery of America)


Philip Galle, Antwerp


Place Made: Belgium, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: AMERICUS VESPUCCIUS FLORENTINUS portentosa navigatione ad Occasum atque ad Austrum duas Orbis terrarum partes, nostris oris quas / incolimus maoires, te nullis antea nobis notas sœculis, aperuit, quarum alteram de sue nomine AMERICAM mortalium consensus nominavit, An. Sal 8 IIID.; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: 3; Collector's mark, reverse, stamped, in blue ink, center: [diamond; possibly L. 3528 without initials]

Course History

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

Art History 20.04, Faith and Empire, Beth Mattison, Spring 2023

Art History 28.01, The Global Renaissance, Elizabeth Kassler-Taub, Spring 2024

Exhibition History

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

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

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. 8D.

Publication History

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


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

Catalogue Raisonne

Hollstein, Vol. 4: 469; New Hollstein (The Collaert Dynasty), Vol. 5: 1201; Baroni Vannucci (1997): 698

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