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Theodor Galle (1571 - 1633)

THE CASTING OF CANNONS. ca. 1580. Plate 3 from Nova Reperta
(New Discoveries and Inventions)
, a series of 20 plates, Hollstein 410-430. Engraving, 203 x 270 mm (8 x 10 5/8”), trimmed somewhat unevenly along the platemark. A fine impression on thin laid paper with a watermark of Entwined C’s with a Crown. Published by Philip Galle (1537-1612).

Nova Reperta was a book of engravings made from drawings by the Dutch artist Jan van der Straet (Johannes Stradanus, 1523-1605) in which he depicted the technological innovations that had shaped the modern world up to the second half of the sixteenth century.



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