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Print, Trapping the serpent, ca. 1595

This is a Print. It was after Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus and engraved by Philips Galle. It is dated ca. 1595 and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is engraving on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Mrs. A. W. Erickson.

Its dimensions are

19.8 × 26 cm (7 13/16 × 10 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Near left center: IOAN. STRADANUS INVENT. / CORNELIUS GALLE SCULPSIT; center: PHLS GALLE EXCUD.; Lower left: 45; Lower right: XXXI

Cite this object as

Print, Trapping the serpent, ca. 1595; Engraved by Philips Galle (Flemish, 1537 - 1612); Netherlands; engraving on paper; 19.8 × 26 cm (7 13/16 × 10 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. A. W. Erickson; 1952-37-17

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