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Print, Three ships surrounded by monsters, ca. 1590

This is a Print. It was designed by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus. It is dated ca. 1590 and we acquired it in 1938. 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 various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

12.6 × 33.6 cm (4 15/16 × 13 1/4 in.) Plate: 19.9 × 27.3 cm (7 13/16 × 10 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Bottom right corner: Joan. Stradanus invent. / Joan. Galle. excud.; Bottom margin: Nauita Erythraeum panidus qui navigat aequor / In prorae et puppis summo resonantia pendet / Tintinabula: eo sonitu praegrandia late, Balenas et Monstra marina à navibus arcet; 6

Cite this object as

Print, Three ships surrounded by monsters, ca. 1590; Designed by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, active Italy, 1523–1605); Netherlands; engraving on paper; 12.6 × 33.6 cm (4 15/16 × 13 1/4 in.) Plate: 19.9 × 27.3 cm (7 13/16 × 10 3/4 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-8408

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