Ferdinand Magellan on His Ship

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: Museum Purchase


Portfolio / Series Title

Plate 4 from Americae Retectio (The Discovery of America)


Philip Galle, Antwerp


Place Made: Belgium, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


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

CLST 04, Classical Mythology, Simone Oppen, Fall 2020

GOVT 86.43/MES 12.14, Intellectual History of Racism, Michelle Clarke and Jonathan Smolin, Spring 2022

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

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. 8C.

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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