14 Collaer after Stradanus / an armour smith


Description: POLITVRA ARMORVM (NOVA REPERTA, set title)

Collaert, Hans (Jan Baptist I) (1566-1628) after Straet, Johannes van (1523-1605); Stradanus

Seventeenth plate from a print series entitled Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) consisting of a title page and 19 plates, engraved by Jan Collaert I, after Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus, and published by Philips Galle. Illustration of an armor polishing workshop. In the foreground on the left two young boys carry in baskets full of armor. On the right a man and a young boy unpack the baskets of armor. In the middle ground two men seated at the polishing machine, clean pieces of armor. In the background on the right two men carrying swords interact with one another.
Titled below:'POLITVRA ARMORVM' Latin text:'Enses, bipennes, arma Bellonae omnia, Nostro, haud vetusto, sunt polita tempore'; signed just above the margin:'Joan. Stradanus inuent. / Ioan. Collaert sculp. / Phls Galle excud.' numbered on the bottom left:'17'

Engraving on paper, trimmed to platemark; total: 203 x 277 mm; state II/4; New Hollstein Stradanus 339; Nagler XVII p. 449 OMP (Old Masters Prints Black Folders) C (5
  • Number: 1870055
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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