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Americus Vesputius.

  • ARTIST: Arnoldus Montanus

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Jacob van Meurs, Amsterdam.

  • MEDIUM: Copper plate engraving,

    DATE: 1671.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 10 7/8 x 6 1/2" (278 x 164 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: 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.


  • CONDITION: Good condition save repairs in the margins. One small repaired tear into image in lower. Black and white.