New Inventions of Modern Times [Nova Reperta], The Invention of the Compass, plate 2
Jan Collaert I Netherlandish
After Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus Netherlandish
Publisher Philips Galle Netherlandish
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Second 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 man working with a compass at his desk in a large room. On the right side of the room is a bed. There is another desk with other books and geographical tools. To the man's left a dog lies on the floor. Hanging from the ceiling is a model ship. The window in the background provides a view of boats sailing in the ocean and people walking along the beach.