Nova Reperta from Speculum diversarum imaginum speculativarum
1580 to 1600
Jan van der Straet (Stradanus)
Jan van der Straet’s series of prints in Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) published between 1580 and 1600 depicts the great discoveries and inventions of the renaissance age.
Jan van der Straet was a versitile Flemish artist active mainly in 16th-century Florence, Italy who worked in many media in a mannerist style. He produced paintings and frescos, designed and prints and decorated pottery. He became a prominent court artist to the Medicis and also produced large altarpieces for several churches in Florence.