14 AMERICA (The Four Continents) 187


Title: AMERICA (The Four Continents)
Author: Collaert, Adriaen (c.1560-1618) after Vos, Maarten de (1532-1603)
Description: From the set of the Four Continents, here is the personification of sitting on the back of a huge phantasized armadillo. On the left background primitives hunting animals along with cannibals preparing their meal... On the right foreground Spaniards engaging battles with American natives. On the bottom four lines of Latin in two columnes:'Illa quidem nostris... praetendit AMERICA clavam.' Signed just above the margin:'M. de Vos invent. / Adrian Collaert / scaps. et excud.'
Colouring: EURO 787 INCL. VAT
Condition: Prenten, Allegorieen
Technique: Engraving on paper with small margins, trimmed below on platemark; total: 213 x 267 mm; evenly yellowed paper; state I/3; New Hollstein 1317 OMP (Old Masters Prints Black Folders) C (5)
  • Number: 1870480 (60292)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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