The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
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.