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1947

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Print, Lapis Polaris pl. 2 of Nova Reperta, ca. 1575

This is a Print. It was after Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus. It is dated ca. 1575 and we acquired it in 1947. Its medium is engraving on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Its dimensions are

20 × 26.8 cm (7 7/8 × 10 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

LAPIS POLARIS, MAGES. Lapis reclusit...at ipse nautae

Cite this object as

Print, Lapis Polaris pl. 2 of Nova Reperta, ca. 1575; After Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, active in Italy, 1523 – 1605); Netherlands; engraving on paper; 20 × 26.8 cm (7 7/8 × 10 9/16 in.); 1947-26-1

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18606173/ |title=Print, Lapis Polaris pl. 2 of Nova Reperta, ca. 1575 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=22 June 2017 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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