Change Author / Owner : Title page of “Nova Reperta”
Upper center: a tablet with the inscription: NOVA REPERTA Below, a printing press and a cannon, which is flanked at left by a globe, and at right by a compass. Figures at upper left and right hold each hold an ouroboros, the one at upper left gestures with a stick at the New World on the globe. Along the bottom, a series of images referring to the discoveries and inventions celebrated in the print series. From left: a mulberry tree (reference to silk-making); a sadle with stirrups; a clock; gunpowder; guaiacum; distilling equipment. Below, in the margin, an series of numbered inscriptions in Latin identifies each. A preliminary drawing for this print is in the collection: 1901-39-149r.