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New Inventions of Modern Times [Nova Reperta], The Invention of Book Printing, plate 4

Artist:
Jan Collaert I (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1530–1581 Antwerp)
Artist:
After Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Netherlandish, Bruges 1523–1605 Florence)
Publisher:
Philips Galle (Netherlandish, Haarlem 1537–1612 Antwerp)
Date:
ca. 1600
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 5/8 × 7 7/8 in. (27 × 20 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1934
Accession Number:
34.30(5)
Not on view
Fourth plate from a print series entitled Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) consisting of a title page and 19 plates, engraved by Jan Collaert I, after Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus, and published by Philips Galle. Illustration of men working at the book mill. In the background a man prepares paper for printing in the press depicted on the right. In the center of the foreground a young boy lays out the newly printed paper for proof-reading. On the left workers set type to be printed.
Inscription: Signature and address at bottom right: "Ioan. Stradanus inuent. Ph[i]l[ip]s Galle excud."

Title and one line of Latin in margin: "IMPRESSIO LIBRORVM. / Potest vt vna vox capi aure plurima: Linunt ita vna scripta mille paginas."

At bottom left margin: "4."
Harris Brisbane Dick; Donor: Harris Brisbane Dick
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620," October 20, 2015–January 10, 2016.

NH (Stradanus) III. 326. i. p. 7
The New Hollstein German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts 1400-1700. Amsterdam, 1998, cat. no. (Stradanus), III, 326, i, p.7.



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