AMERICUS VESPUTIUS.

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Arnoldus Montanus


Americus Vesputius.

Copper plate engraving, 1671.
Image size 10 7/8 x 6 1/2" (278 x 164 mm).
Good condition save repairs in the margins. One small repaired tear into image in lower. Black and white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 68117
Price: $195.00
Publisher : Published by Jacob van Meurs, Amsterdam.
From Montanus' "De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America". This is a splendid portrait of Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer after whom America was named. He is depicted surrounded by the tools of the explorer. Amidst an ornate border, Vespucci calculates a distance in a large atlas. A compass and globe rest on the table beside him, and a large globe filled with the constellations appears above his head. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Famous People

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