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Print, Lapis Polaris Magnes, plate 2 of the Nova Reperta series, ca. 1590

This is a Print. It was designed by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus and published by Philips Galle and collaborator: Luigi Alamanni. It is dated ca. 1590 and we acquired it in 1947. Its medium is engraving on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Samuel P. Avery.

Its dimensions are

20 × 26.8 cm (7 7/8 × 10 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Lettered in margin, below image, with the title and two sentences in Latin: 'Lapis reclusit iste Flavio abditum' / 'Poli suum hunc amorem, at ipse navitae'. ; Within image, lower right: 'Ion.Stradanus Invent.' / 'Phls. Galle excud.' ; Plated numbered 2.

Cite this object as

Print, Lapis Polaris Magnes, plate 2 of the Nova Reperta series, ca. 1590; Designed by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, active Italy, 1523–1605); Netherlands; engraving on paper; 20 × 26.8 cm (7 7/8 × 10 9/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Samuel P. Avery; 1947-26-1

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