Amerigo Vespucci on His Ship, plate 3 from Americae Retectio (The Discovery of America)
Adriaen Collaert, Flemish, 1560 - 1618
after Jan van der Straet, Netherlandish, 1523 - 1605
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
Philip Galle, Antwerp
Place Made: Belgium, Europe
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]
ITAL 23, Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Italian Literature and Culture, Nancy Canepa, Winter 2015
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.
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.
Hollstein, Vol. 4: 469; New Hollstein (The Collaert Dynasty), Vol. 5: 1201; Baroni Vannucci (1997): 698
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