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Sketchbook Page with Bull Hunts

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Full length figure. Verso, top: Four horsemen hunt two bulls. They are helped by people, two of whom are killing a bull. A bull hunt with falcons is below a separating strip. One of four hunted bulls was killed; another collapses. Watching horsemen are shown in the right background.

Sketchbook Page with Christ Walking over Water

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Verso: Peter holds the right hand of the Lord with his left hand. A boat is in the back. A figure is shown, standing upon a hill in the right background. Recto, horizontally: The two kettles are shown from the side with the spout. The handles stand upright. The metal urn is drawn in a small scale, below in the interval of the upper designs.

Sketchbook Page with Cyclops

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Verso, top: Cyclops, left, attacking the ships of the Argonauts with stones; below - amphitheatre, with figures in foreground. Recto, top: Odysseys and Circe. Left, Circes, offers drink to Odysseus. He draws his sword; right, his companions turned into swine. Inscription below.

Sketchbook Page with Four Hunt Scenes

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Obverse: Four hunting scenes, upper left: Hunters on horseback, and on foot, accompanied by hounds, trapping a stag; upper right, lower left, lower right: trapping and hinting larks and ducks. Mounted.

Sketchbook Page with Hare Hunt and Falcons

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Two horsemen come from the left foreground. One of them with a falcon standing on his left hand. Others come from the right back. Hares and falcons are all over. The setting is a hill. Framing line at the bottom.

Sketchbook Page with Homer

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Probably a fragment of a title page. Homer is shown standing, and crowned by a wreath. He carried lyre and sword. Framed by an ovoidal ribbon. Part of a human body visible at right.

Sketchbook Page with Procession with the Host and Pontifical Mass

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Obverse: The procession is nearing a church in the right background from the leftr foreground. A bishop carrying the Monstrance walks under a canopy in the left center. Priests with burning candles follow it. A row of houses is at left. Framing line below. Caption: "Processione generale col Sacramento." Reverse: B: The altar is in the right middle plane. A priest with a mitre raises the Host. A lectern is in the left foreground. Framing line below. Caption: "Messa Pontificale non avere la mitera in [testa]." Rough upper edge. Stitching holes at the right edge.

Sketchbook Page with Rabbit Hunt

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Verso: Hunters, right, firing at rabbits. In the background, rabbits run toward net, pursued by hunters on horseback. Inscription, upper right. Recto: Rabbit hunt. Hunters and dogs in foreground. Rabbits run toward net in background, left. Six lines of inscription, upper right.

Sketchbook Page with St. Luke.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. The Apostle stands before a niche, thinking about what he will write next. The Bull crouches behind him. The left lower part of the coat shows the correction of a first design. Verso: "B," horizontally. The bull runs towards left. The putto flies beside him, holding his head. Caption: "A and scribbling/ a fare col vise fra le corne e con lemane sula fronte che/ il toro vede lume corendo." Notes vertically, on top: "adi 18 dicembre bighest et fatken van/ 2 trellen tetrinken/ La di 14 di gennaio comencai a/ bere la bottade 4 borili e 1/2."

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.

Sketchbook Page: Stag Hunt in Persia (recto); Stag Hunt by Luigi Alamanni (verso), designs for the Venationes series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: A forest scene with a stag standing in the center foreground, scratching his right ear. In the background left, a huntsman is preparing to shoot an arrow at the animal. This is Stradanus's preliminary drawing for a print (pl. 36) in the Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium series, engraved by Jan Collaert II and published in Antwerp by Philips Galle. The finished drawing is at the Louvre (Musée du Louvre, Paris , inv./ 20.497). Verso: Seven lines of inscription below sketch of the hunstmen and stag, both by Luigi Alamanni, Stradanus' advisor and collaborator.

Sketchbook Page; Hunting scene

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Hunters on horseback and on foot, accompanied by hounds, have trapped an animal in a tree. A hunter, at right, attempts to rout the animal with a long pole. Mounted. Tear, left, center.

Sketchbook Page; Monument of Marcus Aurelius Antonius with Son; Study for an Engraving

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Reverse: A) Oblique view of a pedestal with an equestrian monument. Behind the horse stands a naked boy carrying a small sword in his left hand and a dead child upon his right shoulder. Caption: "Antonio/ un pidestalle con Sntonio filosofa padre e comodo/ figlilo nudo con spada in mano uno bambino in spala/ morte." B) At top, horizontally, the Crucifix is shown in the central part of an eleborate frame, beside the pediment of which fly angels. At left stands Eve, a naked woman, at right, a morning woman, Mary, or the Church. The Apostles with their attributes kneel in pairs, below, at left and at right. C) A bird's-eye view. The beds stand at the right long wall, one of them beside the door along the back wall whose occupant has visitors. Some patients sit near a fireplace. a male attendant carries a bowl. D) Bottom right, Saint Bridget stands before a Crucifix erected at right, holding a lighted candle. Caption above, at left: "Sta. Brigida."

Speculum diuersarum imaginum speculatiuarum / à varijs viris doctis adinuentarum, atq[ue] ab insignibus pictoribus ac sculptoribus delíneatarum ... ; in quo vniuersum mundi, vitae humanae, et actionum cursum, artium, virtutum, vitiorum speciem, et aliarum rerum huc aliquatenus spectantium seriem, curiosus, eruditus et studiosus spectator, expressum, magna sua cum voluptate, inueniet ; quas in vnum iam corpus redactas Ioannes Gallaeus recenter in lucem emittit, et excudit Antuerpiae ..

Smithsonian Libraries
Engravings signed by one or more of the following: Ioan. Galle excud.; P. Galle fec[it], Theodor. Galle fe[cit]; Ioan. Stradanus invent.; M. de Vos invent. (or figuravit), Hieronymus Wierx sculpsit (or fecit); Martinus Heemskerck inv.; Tobias Verhaecht inv.; F. Floris invent.; Iodocus de Momper invent.; Adrian Collaert sculp.; Carol de Mallery sculp.; Ambr. Francken invent; Petrus Bruegel inven.; and others.

Engraved, illustrated title leaf.

Contains 30 sections that are either separately numbered, or unnumbered. Some of the sections were apparently also issued separately or in customized compilations.

The Dibner Library copy has a woodcut table of contents ([1] p.), with caption title "Imaginum hoc speculo comprehensarum ordo et numerus," inserted following the title leaf. DSI

Dibner Library. Heralds of science (1980 ed.), 79

Also available online.

SCDIRB copy 39088006046445 is imperfect: the lower outer corner of the title leaf has been torn away, and repaired, affecting the final few letters of the dedicatory statement. There is also a tear on the inner margin of the title leaf that has been repaired. Plates 2 and 3 of "Americae, vel noui orbis retectio" have some staining on the lower edge.

SCDIRB copy has some old handwritten brief annotations in the margins, and handwritten consecutive numbering of all of the plates in the volume.

SCDIRB copy has bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Herald of Science no. 79.

SCDIRB copy has a contemporary full vellum binding with gilt-lettered red spine label, and all edges red. Housed in an archival paperboard portfolio for preservation. An old printed shelfmark label on front paste-down endpaper (from an unidentified former owner) has number B5, with two diagonal red slashes.


Spreading the leaves on the feeding trays

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Woman busily spreading leaves on the tiers of trays, right. Through the open door, left a view showing women gathering mulberry leaves from the trees. A man, in center foreground, empties a sack of leaves on the floor.

St John the Baptist in the Wilderness

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
St John the Baptist in the Wilderness; to the left, St John sits upon a rock by a stream holding a dish, his reed cross propped up on a rock beside him; a ray of divine light, with Hebrew letters symbolizing God, emanates from above; to left, water pours from the rocks into a pool below, from which a lamb drinks in the foreground; a mountainous landscape behind.

St. Anne, the Virgin and the Christ Child

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Signed: "Joannes Stradanus inuen. Jeronimus Wierix fecit. / Phillupus Gallaeus excudit."

St. Peter in prison

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. The saint is shown behind the bars of a prison window. Two men stand outside, conversing with him.

Staphae, Sive Strapedes (Invention of the Stirrup), plate 9 in the Nova Reperta (New Inventions for Modern Times)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Stirrups are forged, decorated, sold, and borne away from a busy shop on a narrow street. In the foreground, a man is about to mount his horses. Bottom left: "Joan Stradanus invent." and "Phls. Galle excud." Lower margin has been trimmed, removing inscription.

Stradanus: Collecting the Renaissance at Cooper Hewitt

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Image features a landscape populated by men using birds to hunt wild bulls. The birds alight on the heads of their prey.Cooper Hewitt is delighted to add this extraordinary Renaissance drawing to the collection. A scene of “Men Hunting Bulls with Falcons,” it belongs to a series of (often outlandish) hunting images created by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (1523–1605). Cooper Hewitt is among the most important resources for the study of Stradanus, court artist...

Study for a Composition

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Interior, with three figures seated in the foreground. Through an opening, at upper right, a saintly figure appears on a cloud, his head in a halo of light.

Study for a Composition

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Interior, with three women sitting in the foreground, before a fireplace. A man in seated in the beackground.

Temperance, plate 7 of "VII Virtutim...Imagines"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Scrollwork panel with the bust of Temperance, four boys pouring water into bowls, and verse from Ecclesiastes.

The Discovery of America, plate 1 from the "Nova Reperta" (New Inventions of Modern Times)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Amerigo Vespucci is seen standing holding a banner and sextant, conversing with a nude indigenous woman seated in a hammock. Animals and cannibals in the distance; a ship at the left. Inscribed below: AMERICA (Americen Americus retexit -- Semel vocavit in de semper excitam)
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