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The Creation of the Four Continents,

Number 1 from the series of 52 engravings, Metamorphoses (illustrations for the work by Ovid)

Engraving on wove paper

Print impression quality: Excellent

Dimensions (Plate): 178 mm x 253 mm (7.01 in. x 9.96 in.)

Inscribed, lower left: “H Gotziu sinue. Ao. 1589”; inscribed with verse by Franco Estius

Watermark: No watermark

Edition: Engraved in Goltzius’s workshop

Bibliography: Bartsch 31 (vol. 2); Illustrated Bartsch 31 (vol. 3, p. 354); for the series, see Hollstein 16–67 (vol. 1, p. 182) and 10–61 (vol. 7, p. 130); see also description attached to original DAC catalog card

Accession number: 1968.29.3.1

Purchase funds, 1968

Object Type: Prints

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