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Print, Christopher Columbus, ca. 1575

This is a Print. It was engraved by Adriaen Collaert and 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.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

21.2 × 28.5 cm (8 3/8 × 11 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Christophorus Columbus Ligur....00.VIII D.

Cite this object as

Print, Christopher Columbus, ca. 1575; Engraved by Adriaen Collaert (Flemish, ca. 1560 – 1618); Netherlands; engraving on paper; 21.2 × 28.5 cm (8 3/8 × 11 1/4 in.); Museum purchase through gift of the Advisory Council; 1947-40-1

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