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New Inventions of Modern Times [Nova Reperta], The Invention of the Olive Oil Press, plate 12

Artist:
Jan Collaert I (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1530–1581 Antwerp)
Artist:
After Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Netherlandish, Bruges 1523–1605 Florence)
Publisher:
Philips Galle (Netherlandish, Haarlem 1537–1612 Antwerp)
Date:
ca. 1600
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 5/8 x 7 7/8 in. (27 x 20 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.95.870(3)
Not on view
Twelfth plate from a print series entitled Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) consisting of a title page and 19 plates, engraved by Jan Collaert I, after Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus, and published by Philips Galle. Illustration of workers at the olive oil press. In the background men gather olives from the trees outside. In the middle ground men put the olives in the press to make the oil. In the foreground on the right men collect the oil from the press, which is then heated and poured into barrels that the donkey in the center carries away.
Inscription: Signature at bottom center: "Ioan. Stradanus inuent. Ph[i]l[ip]s Galle excud."

Title and one line of Latin in margin: "OLEVM OLIVARVM. / Decussae olivae adhuc acerbae, ex arbore, Pressaeq[ue], pinguis dant oliui copiam."

At bottom left margin: "12."
Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
NH (Stradanus), part III, 334, ii, p. 11
F. W. H. Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings, and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. 2008, cat. no. (Stradanus) III, 334, ii, p. 11.



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