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Jan van der Straet, Americae retectio
Jan van der Straet, Americae retectio

1587-1588
Pen, watercolored brown ink, black pencil, white lead; 23x29,9 cm
Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Med. Pal. 75, f. 49

Preparatory drawing for the title page of Americae retectio, a collection of 5 prints engraved by Adriaen Collaert and published by the printer Philip Galle to honor Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci and Ferdinand Magellan.