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Jan van der Straet

Flora and Janus unveiling a globe, portraits of A. Vespucci and C. Columbus, coast between Livorno and Savona, 1589
Florence, , inv./cat.nr. Codex Mediceo Palatino [..]
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Object information
Object category
title page
Physical connection
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part of a series

Support/medium
paper, black chalk, pen in brown ink, brown wash, heightened in white
de portretmedaillons zijn op losse vierkante stukjes papier getekend en achter de uitgeknipte medaillons geplakt
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (landscape format) 195 x 280 mm
Signature/inscription
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  • inscription topside (positional attribute): et moet al ghesneden weesen zoet ghetekent es sonder het te weranderen zoe salt in den druck al wel commen. in de letteren moeten ock wel op aer plaetsen gheset werden in niet werandert in de letteren.... datse ock recht commen gheleck de teekeninghe in U L gherecomandert zin ghesneden moet weesen et sullen 4 stuckkens weesen det es den titel dander saken zal U de florentiner te kennen gheven
  • inscription lower right: Ludovico et Aloyzio / Alamniis fratrib. Nobil Flor. / Ioannes Strada inven DD
    moeilijk leesbaar, in handschrift van opdrachtgever Luigi Alamanni
  • inscription lower center: Quis potis est dignum pollenti pectore carmen / Condere pro rerum maiestate, hisque repertis?
    Lucretius, De rerum natura, boek 5, 1-2. Handschrift van opdrachtgever Luigi Alamanni
  • inscription lower left: Joannes Strad. inv. / Adriaen Col. sculp. / Phls gal. excud.
    handschrift van opdrachtgever Luigi Alamanni
  • inscription upper center: Americae / Retectio
  • inscription topside (positional attribute): Christophorus Columbus Gen. / Americus Vespuccius Florentinus
    rond de portretmedaillons
  • inscription center: Janus / Flora / Oceanus / Africa / Europa / Hisp. / Magallanica / Flori
  • inscription bottom (positional attribute): Savona, Albizola, Cogoreto, Genoa, Spetia, P. Vener , Fiorenza, Massa, Pisa, Livorno
Current attribution
Jan van der Straet
Date
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1589 (1589)
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Entered on: 2014-02-25; Last modification: 2017-08-30

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