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Drawing, Preliminary Design for the Title Page of the "Nova Reperta" (New Inventions of Modern Times) print series, ca. 1590

This is a Drawing. It was created by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus and made for (as the client) Luigi Alamanni. It is dated ca. 1590 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown and grey wash, black chalk on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 21.5 × 15.3 cm (8 7/16 in. × 6 in.)

It is inscribed

NOVA REPERTA

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Drawing, Preliminary Design for the Title Page of the "Nova Reperta" (New Inventions of Modern Times) print series, ca. 1590; Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, 1523–1605); Netherlands; pen and brown ink, brush and brown and grey wash, black chalk on laid paper; H x W: 21.5 × 15.3 cm (8 7/16 in. × 6 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-149

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