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The Holy Family and St. John the Baptist

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Interior with the Madonna seated in the foreground, holding the Child. St. Joseph stands behind her, left. The young St. John stands at right.

The Invention of Gunpowder, design for "Pulvis Pyrius," pl. 3 in the Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) print series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Six men are making canons: one is a fireman working in a room in the back; two finish canons with chisel and hammer (one an almost completed canon, the other - a muzzle); two more men on the obverse; the sixth man stands beside a polished cannon holding an oblong object. Metal is streaming from a square hole in the wall in the left central plane; a ladder and a wheel are at right. The caption, near lower center, reads "Fondiera".

The Judgment of Solomon, preliminary design for "Spiritus Sapientiae" (The Spirit of Wisdom), plate 1 in the "Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit" print series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Solomon is seated at right, surrounded by his court. One of the women kneels before him; the other stands at left. Between them a soldier holds the infant, his left hand holding an upraised sword.

The Ostrich Hunt

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Horsemen and dogs hunting ostriches. At lower left: "Iohannes Stradanus inuentor." Below: "Struition in seguitur celeri gens Maura molosso..."

The Panther Trap

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Three panthers spring at two bowls with excrements either hanging at a tree. A fourth stands tired upon his feet, a fifth is approaching. Two more are dead. Hidden behind bushes, shepherds watch in the left background. Mountainous country. Caption, written beside the shepherds: "pastori coperti/da fraschi da/lontane," under the central bowl: "in asia plinea." Reverse: "Legonsi in un vaso as un altro albero gli escrementi sterco/delli huomini a le panthere come tighere ne sono tanto arcide che non gli potendo arrivare o amazzano col saltare per/avergli, Lbo. 8 cap. 27. Plinio." Rough lateral, lower, uneven upper edges. Wrinkles. Spots. Related to engraving, pl. 15, in series VENATIONES, FERARUM, PISCIUM

The Roman Consul Attilius Regulus Fighting a Giant African Serpent, plate 25 in the Venationes Ferarum series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. The serpent is in the center of the composition, middle ground, surrounded by foot-soldiers and horsemen firing cannon and arrows at him. At lower left: "Phls Galle excud."; near lower right: "Joan Stradanus inuent. / Car. de Mallery Sculp." Below: "ATTILIUS CONSUL ROMANUS."

The Sacrifice of Job, preliminary design for "Spiritus Timoris Domini" (The Gift of the Fear of the Lord), plate 7 in "The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit" print series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Job prays before an altar upon which two rams burn; at left two male figures in conversation.

The introduction of the silkworm at the court of emperor Justinian, design for "Ser, sive sericus vermis," plate 8 in the Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) print series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Justinian seated under a canopy, at left with his advisers. A monk, kneeling at the king's right, points out to him the process of silkworm culture, which is visible through the window behind.

The retreat of the Turks after the siege of Vienna, 1529, preliminary design for lost painting on the Canto de' Bischeri in Florence erected on the occasion of the entry of Christina of Lorraine, bride of Duke Ferdinando de' Medici, 1589

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. In the foreground a group of warriors on horseback reach the crest of a hill, and move toward the right. Behind them the panorama of the city and its surroundings.

Three ships surrounded by monsters

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Second state. At center, a ship surrounded by sea monsters; on its decks are men and many bells. In the background are two similar ships. In a choppy sea. Near right bottom corner: "Joan. Stradanus invent. / Joan. Galle. excud." Bottom margin: "Nauita Erythraeum panidus qui navigat aequor / In prorae et puppis summo resonantia pendet / Tintinabula: eo sonitu praegrandia late, Balenas et Monstra marina à navibus arcet." "6."

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.

Trapping deer

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Hunters on horseback lasso deer in foreground; on stone, near left center: "Ioan. Stradanus invent."; at lower right: "Car. de Mallery Sculp. Phls Galle excud."

Trapping the serpent

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. A large serpent is trapped at the entrance of a cave, a net blocking the entrance. Foot-soldiers and cavalrymen, blowing trumpets and beating drums, surround the cave. Near left center: "IOAN. STRADANUS INVENT. / CORNELIUS GALLE SCULPSIT"; center: "PHLS GALLE EXCUD."

Trapping wild bulls

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Hunters on horseback lasso a bull, foreground, with the performance repeated in the background. At lower right: "Ioan. Stradanus invent. / Ioan. Collaert Sculp. / Phls. Galle excudit." Below: "SARDI EQUITIES HAS TIS TAUROS SECTANTUR AGRESTES."

Tuna fishing

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Fishermen in open boats spread their net in the foreground, and spear the fish caught in it. Harbor with ships in the background at right. At left center: "Ioan. Stradanus invent."; right of center: "Adrian. Collaert Sculp."; lower right: "Phls Galle excud." Below: "PARTHENO PAEAE URBIS THYMNUS."

Unwinding the cocoons

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Several women are seated at long tables on which silkworms cocoons are placed, and are in process of unwinding the cocoons, the thread being wound on long spools. Woman stands, left, with a child in her arms. View of street in background, left, with women gathering cocoons (?).

Unwinding the silk cocoons

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. View of women sorting and unwinding the cocoons and giving them the various stages of preparing the silk for weaving it, etc. Below the print caption in Latin: "Hinc vermium permullà saepe millia. Simul legunt parant ez telas feminae." "Cognes ramassées et mises dans une espèce de chaudière avec le Dividoir pour lever les soyes."

Whale Hunt by the Emperor Claudius in the harbour at Ostia, pl. 19 in the Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Figural seascape scene, with groups in the foreground observing an orca sea monster trapped within a walled area. A statue and a tower at right. Open boats filled with men surround the monster, while spectators watch from the wall.

Zeuxis painting Helen

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. One of the girls stands behind Zeuxis; three are in the foreground. One with extremely long hair talks to the posing girl, so does another. Shown from the back and seated upon a step of the platform. The fifth girl stands at right, het elft foot upon a stool. Pictures hang from the wall of the studio. a man works in an adjoining room on a table beside a fireplace.

Zeuxis painting Helen

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Zeuxis paints with his left hand a back view. The figures of two girls at the corners of the platform. Two more standing at right. They are wearing headgear. Framing line at left.

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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