Ferdinand Magellan on His Ship, plate 4 from Americae Retectio (The Discovery of America)

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


about 1585-1592

Engraving on laid paper

Sheet: 9 5/8 × 13 in. (24.4 × 33 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Museum Purchase



Philip Galle, Antwerp


Europe, Belgium



Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, on deck below figure, lower center: FERDINAN MAGALA; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: FERDINANDVS MAGALANVS LVSITANVS anfrac tuoso euripo superato telluri ad Austrum nomen dedit / eiusque navis omnium prima atque novissma solis cursum in terris emulata, terræ totius globum circumÿt. An. Sal 8 DXXIL; inscribed, in brown ink, lower right margin: 48; 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

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. 8C.

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.

Publication History

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


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

Catalogue Raisonne

Hollstein vol. 4: 470; New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 1202 (The Collaert Dynasty); New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 345 (Johannes Stradanus); Baroni Vannucci 1997 698.4

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