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English: "Americae Retectio", circa 1615 ("Allegory of America" engraving by Jan Galle after Jan van der Straet). The scene depicts Amerigo Vespucci representing the Old World explorers as he wakes up a Native American from her hammock slumber. Local flora and fauna dot the background, as well as natives having a cannibalistic roast. Johannes Stradanus or van der Straat, (1523-1605) was a Flemish artist but spent much of his life in Florence. Stradanus sent his original drawings of "Nova Reperta" ("New Inventions"), a Renaissance celebration of recent discoveries both scientific and geographical, to Antwerp where they were first engraved and published by Phillipe Galle circa 1600. In Speculum diuersarum imaginum speculatiuarum a varijs viris doctis adinuentarum, atq[ue] insignibus pictoribus ac sculptoribus delineatarum... (Antwerp: Jan Galle, 1638). The original from which this was scanned is found at the Smithsonian Library
Español: "Americae Retectio", circa 1615. La escena muestra a Americo Vespucci despertando a una indígena americana contra untransforndo de la flora y fauna americana, y algunos indígenas canibales en la distancia. ohannes Stradanus o van der Straat, (1523-1605) era un artista flamenco que paso mucho de su vida en Florencia.
Source 1638, Speculum diuersarum imaginum speculatiuarum
Author Jan Galle


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