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Inscription

in image, at centre right: SPQR; in image, at bottom centre: NON ERANT ET / ERANT IN FATO / CONIVNCTI; below image: Artificis magni quid tandem, operisque minister / Astra Iouemque puer quid speculate darbis? / Vel potius quid uos dabitis sub uterque magistro / Atque Deo duce? qua mole laborat opus? Hic Latium certe est: Haec Romae terra creandae est: / Hinc puerûm primum ducitur auspicium. / Sed prius auspicium hoc duci multó ante uidetur / Urbi Legitimi dentur ut HI DOMINI; below image, at bottom left: CUM PRIVIL: S. C. Mtis; below image, at bottom right: Marco Sadeler excudit

Provenance

Ruth Kainen, Washington, D.C. (not in Lugt); Gift to NGA, 2012.

Bibliography
1949
Hollstein, F.W.H. et al. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. Vols. I-XV, XVIII, XIX. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, no. 120, ii/ii