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The Four Continents

Antwerp: Philips Galle [about 1600]


In plate: "Marc. Gerar. inuen. Phls Galle excud."


Ferdinand Hoffmann, Baron Gruenstein (1540-1607, Grünpichl and Strechau) given by him to his wife, Margaretha von Harrach; by descent through the Counts Harrach, to the Hradec Library; William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, January 12, 1950.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund

about 1600

Place of Publication

Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 232(1); Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, VII, p. 100, nos. 48-51; Rijksprentenkabinet, Ornamentprenten, 86


Overall: 32 x 21.5 x 5.3 cm (12 5/8 x 8 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Set of four engravings


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books