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Crane Hunt using Cones, plate 28 in the Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Trapping the long-necked bird by means of placing cornucopias in holes in the ground; the cornucopias are probably filled with bait. Several of the birds, rendered helpless by the hoods, are shown in center. Trappers behind tree, right. On rock, near lower right: "Ioan. Stradanus invent. / Carol de Mallery Sculp. / Phls. Galle excud." Below: "AUCEPS E CHARTIS COMFECTOS ARTE CUCULLOS..."

Title page of “Nova Reperta”

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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.

Oleum Olivarum (The Production of Olive Oil), plate 12 in the Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Olives are harvested (outside), put through several stages of pressing; the oil is being extracted, refined by boiling, measured and carried away. Lower margin with inscription has been trimmed away.

Recto: Deer Hunt with Nets. Verso, left: Saint Giovanni Gualberto and a miraculous provision of food at Vallombrosa; Verso, right: The miraculous healing of Adalassia by Saint Giovanni Gualberto

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Observe: Hunters, on horseback, accompanied by their hounds, have forced the two stags into a trap consisting of a net which has been stretched across a wide area, from lower left to upper right. Handwriting, inscription, upper right. Reverse: Two scenes.

Recto: Two Scenes from the Life of Apollonius of Tyana; Verso: The Priest Achimelec, study for Daniel receiving the Holy Bread and the Sword of Goliath

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto, above: Apollonius of Tyana meeting the animals and natives of Ethiopia. Four figures face a group of wild animals. Bottom: Apollonius of Tyana quelling the ghost of a satyr in Ethiopia. Women chasing a satyr. Recto: Single figure of a priest.

Recto: Neptune in his Chariot pulled by waterhorses, possibly a study for the Americae Retectio print series; Verso: inscription, largely obscured

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Neptune with his triton standing on a chariot composed of a sea shell drawn by two sea horses. Sea horses and mermaids surround the chariot.

Recto: Triumphal Arch, possibly for the Entry of Ferdinand I de' Medici into Pisa in 1588; Verso: Judith with the Head of Holofernes, inscription relating to contract signed in December 1587 for the production of 26 illustrations for Dante's Inferno, commissioned by Luigi Alamanni

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: Elevationof wall or gateway, shown in two bays. Arched openings on lower story with a broad frieze above surmounted at center by a balcony or musician's gallery. Verso: Eleven lines of handwriting and a drawings of Judith holding the head of Holfernes.

Recto: St. Christopher carrying the infant Christ (left), Virgin and Child (right); Verso: Lucifer Appearing to Dante and Virgil in Hell

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Page of a drawing book. Two scenes on recto: at left St. Christopher nearing the left bank of a river, by which a woman stands near a lantern; at right the Virgin holds the Child standing in her lap. Verso, vertically: Lucifer stands in his ice block crushing sinners with his teeth. Others wholly covered by ice are at his feet. Dante and Virgil are shown in the back, the first is seated.

Four scenes from the life of Apollonius of Tyana (recto and verso)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto, above: Apollonius Curing a Young Athenian Possessed of a Demon; Apollonius Raising a Girl from the Dead in Rome (bottom)

Verso, above: Apollonius Predicting the Year of the Three Emperors in Syracuse; Apollonius Predicting the Acquittal of a Man Condemned to Death in Alexandria

Four Preliminary Designs for the Venetiones Series: Recto, above: Fishing for Tuna; Recto, below: Hunting crocodile with a Pig as Bait; Verso, above: Indians catching fish with the help of pelicans; Verso, below: Boar hunt with Shotguns;

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Obverse: Two scenes - top, Fishing. Men in open tuna fishing boats have caught fish in large nets; below, alligator hunt. Pigs used as bait. Hunters at left. Reverse: two scenes, top - fishing, using pelicans; hunters, left behind the bushes, fire at boars, right.

Recto: Hymenaeus, or "Nuptiae" (God of Weddings), design for pl. 5 in the Schema, seu Speculum Principum series; Verso: inscription regarding the sending of drawings for the series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. In the center, the figure of Hymenaeus (god of weddings) seated on a dais, holding a lighted torch in his left hand and a scroll in his right. Pavilions lower left and right, buildings and figures in background. Open casket, right; other objects of luxury, in foreground. Verso: crossed-out notes on the sending between September 1594 and January 1595 of the six drawings for the Schema seu Speculum Principum series, to the brothers Johannes and Rafael Sadeler, engravers in Munich.

Recto: Four Hunting Scenes, designs for the Venationes print series; Verso: Plan of a Fortified City, and notes by Luigi Alamanni regarding the Nova Reperta series (verso)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: Four scenes, upper left, hunting rabbits with leopards, lower left, hunting rabbits with dogs; upper right, fishing; lower right, trapping birds. All designs for the Venationes series. Verso: above, fifteen lines of inscription in the hand of Luigi Alamanni, relating to prints in the Nova Reperta series; below, plan of walled city.

Eight Scenes from Life of San Giovanni Gualberto (recto and verso)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: Above left:The massacre and the miraculous healing of the monks of S. Salvi; Above right: An angel assisting St. Giovanni Gualberto on his deathbed; Below right: A miraculous provision of bread at Vallombrosa; Below left:The trial by fire of Pietro Aldobrandini at Settimo

Verso: Above left: St. Giovanni Gualberto and the destruction of the monastery of Moscheta; Above right: A miraculous distribution of grain at Vallombrosa; Below right: St. Giovanni Gualberto visiting a sick woman; Below left: The miraculous storm at Moscheta

Invention of Book Printing, design for "Impressio librorum," pl. 4 in the Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) print series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A printers shop: standing in the foreground left, a man in the attire of a scholar seems to be overseeing the process. Beside him is a press at which a man works. Behind him, another inks a plate. Wet sheets hang from suspended wires.. Three seated compositors at work at right. A proofreader stands beside a pillar. Two more figures are in the right background. This is a preliminary design for the fourth plate in the Nova Reperta series, published by Philips Galle in Antwerp. The finished drawing is in Windsor (RL 4761).

Recto: "Horologia Ferrea," (Invention of Clockwork), preliminary design for plate 10 of the Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) print series; Verso: Last Supper

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: Two workmen sit behind a desk in the right foreground. A man at left works at a great clock watched by another. Two men work beside the fire in the right background. Three clocks hang at the left wall and a workman is busy with one of them. Verso: Last Supper, loosely worked, the space framed by a large arch.

Recto, above: David receives the holy bread and sword of Goliath; Below: Dragon Hunt in India; Verso: Jonathan eats honey on the day of fasting; Below: Inscription

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: two scenes. Above: under an architectural canopy, David receives the holy bread and sword of Goliath from the priest Ahimelech. Below: Dragon Hunt.Verso: Above: Jonathan eats honey on the day of fasting; Below: four lines of inscription.

Sketchbook Page with The Last Judgment

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Obverse shows Christ above, in a blaze of light, flanked by the Virgin and St. John. Many figures below. An open tomb, with figures, in the foreground. Verso shows twelve lines of inscription from Virgil.

Recto, above: Elephants Hunted by Troglodytes [Cavemen], from Pliny's Natural History, Book 8, ch. 8; below: The King of Persia hunting on an Island. Verso: Fight between Elephants and Snakes, from Pliny's Natural HIstory, Book 8, ch. 11-12

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
At top, elephants being attacked by small men equipped with hatchets. In the background, sections of the elephant meat are carried off as the fallen animal is cut up. (Pliny the Elder, Natural History, VIII,8). At bottom, the Persian king and his men hunt by trapping animals on an island. Verso: Elephants attacked by serpents, in foreground. (Pliny the Elder, Natural History VIII, 11-12)

Recto: The Ship of the Church; Verso: inscription refering to the receipt of payment from Luigi Alamanni for 'The portrait of Dante with the Inferno'

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A large ship close to a port. The ship is filled with people and Christ is seated in the stern, the dove rising above His head in a halo of light. People stand on the shore, and several small boats surround the large ship. A winged bull and angels blowing trumpets, upper left. Verso: inscription

Preliminary Design for the Title Page of the "Nova Reperta" (New Inventions of Modern Times) print series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A tablet with the inscription: NOVA REPERTA (The first R is corrected, D). It is flanked at left by a compass, at right by a globe. A figure at upper right holding an ouroboros gestures with a stick at the New World. Canons and distilling equipment at bottom. A mulberry tree (reference to silk-making) grows over the upper rim of the tablet. Above right: a clock; above left: a printing press. At far left, another figure holding an ouroboros.

Recto: Minerva, or "Arma" (Allegory of the Art of War), preliminary design for pl. 2 in the Schema, seu Speculum Principum (Skills of a Prince) series; Verso, above: Deer Hunt with Lassos; Below: Board Hunt with Shotguns

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Minerva in Roman armor with helmet and shield with Medusa head, surrounded by canon, armor and other implements of war, right. Implements of peacetime industry and study, left. Battlefield in background, right; marketplace, left. Recto: Hunting scene, four lines of inscription above.

Minerva, or "Arma" (Allegory of the Art of War), pl. 2 in the Schema, seu Speculum Principum (Skills of a Prince) series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
In the foreground, the goddess Minerva, or Pallas Athena, clad in armour with the Medusa shield, is seated on a heap of objects associated with war, including a cannon, and a military treatise and instruments such as a drum and trumpets; to left, two armies engage in pitch battle; to right, behind a town settlement, soldiers supervise a series of executions.

Catching Night Moths, plate 25 from the Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. The apiary is at right. In the foreground, the bee-masters are beating the bushes, driving out the moths hidden in them toward flaming lamps set up on the ground. At lower left: "I. Stradanus inv. C Galle sculp"; at lower right: "Phls Galle excud." Below: "MELLIFERIS INFESTI APIBUS SUNT PAPILIONES..."

Hunting snakes

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Hunters and their dogs capturing snakes and bagging them alive. In the center, foreground, a snake devours a frog. Near left center: "Ioan. Stradanus invent."; at lower right: "Corn. Galle Sculp. / Phls Galle excud." Below: "VIPERA IN ITALIAE GAUDET LATITARE PALIDE..."
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