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Inscription

bottom margin of plate: Ardua stelliferi perlustro sydera coeli, / Et ruteli Scrutor sublimes etheris orbes. / HG; by later hand, upper right verso, in graphite: 935; by later hand, bottom margin verso, in graphite: C. Drebbel - Goltzius "Astronomy" B III.7

Provenance

Leo Steinberg [1920-2011], New York; gift to NGA 2011.

Bibliography
1949
Hollstein, F.W.H. et al. German engravings, etchings and woodcuts ca. 1400-1700. 8 vols. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, 1954-1868. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. Vols. I-XV, XVIII, XIX. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberge: no. 10
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Goltzius). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 705